Winter Sports 12-7-12
Winter High School Sports 2012-13 provides a preview of local teams including information from coaches, statistics, and past records.
Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Friday, December 7, 2012 A preview of local high school sports including information from coaches, statistics, and prior records. WINTER SPORTS 2012 2012 Edward Little High School Table of contents Buckfield ......................................24 Dirigo ........................................14-15 Edward Little .............................2-4 Gray-New Gloucester ........11-12 Hebron ...................................25-26 Leavitt ..........................................8-9 Lewiston .....................................5-6 Lisbon ......................................21-22 Monmouth Academy ..............15 Mt . A bra m ...................... 19 ELHS Boys’ Basketball Coach: Mike Adams (12th year) Last year's record: 12-8, lost in Eastern Class A semifinals Returning players: Seniors — Quin Leary (6-2 forward), Sean Ford (6-2 forward); Junior — Nate Alexander (6-3 forward); Sophomores — Llewellyn Jensen (6-5 forward), Ian Mileikis (6-1 guard). Key losses: Ia n Therriault (6-4 guard), Omar Haji-Hersi (6-3 forward), Aaron Crenshaw (6-3 center). Mahad Mohamed Quin Leary Sean Ford Promising newcomers: Seniors — Mahad Mohamed (6-1 forward), Calvin Willette (5-9 guard); Sophomores — Kaleb Main (6-2 forward), Luke Sterling (5-6 guard). Alexander are solid all-around players. Keys for EL are not to Outlook: A nice mix of players, including three starters and become too reliant on Leary and for the sophomore class of five of last season's top eight, return to lead the Eddies' push Jensen, Mileikis and Main to step up its contributions. for a fifth Eastern Maine title game appearance in six years. Coach's comment: “I hope we have enough of a mix between The Leary name is recognizable for many reasons, and Quin size, athleticism, basketball IQ and competition among our is a four-year standout and one of the top players in the league. own players for spots and time to push hard enough to be He is ready and willing to share some of the responsibility this playing our best basketball possible in February.” season with a group of players who have the previous season — Coach Mike Adams and a solid summer under their belts for growth. Ford and Mt. Blue ............................16-17 Mountain Valley ...................17-19 Oak Hill ................................... 20 Oxford Hills ................................9-10 Poland ...........................................23 Rangeley .......................................27 Spruce Mountain .....................12-13 St. Dom’s ......................................7-8 Telstar ......................................26-27 Winthrop ......................................22 Good Luck to all area Athletes! EMERSON CHEVROLET • BUICK 946 Center St., Auburn • 784.3503 www.emersonchevy.com 2 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ELHS Boys’ Hockey Coach: Craig Latuscha (eighth season) Last year's record: 10-7-1 Returning Players: Seniors — Adam Lebrun (defense); Trevor Haley (forward); Dallas Williamson; Brendon Pelletier (forward); Matt Berube (defense/forward). Juniors — Chris Poisson; Sedrick Simons (forward); Colin Benson (defense); Aaron Vaillancourt (forward). Sophomores — Branden Dyer (forward); Cade Chapman (defense); Zach Gosselin (goaltender); Tynon Collins, (forward). Key Losses: Jared Pelletier, Alan Nelson, Travis Landry, Drew Lupardo Newcomers: Junior — Cam Cormier (forward). Freshmen — Matt Verrill (forward), Ben Steele (defense), Liam Benson (forward), Brendon Croteau (forward), Matt Grenier (forward), Tyler Couture (defense), Dom Collins (forward), Zack Guimond (forward), Evan Emerson (forward), Cam Berube (forward), Cam Dubay (forward). Outlook: EL is poised to make another playoff run. The Eddies have veterans that should carry the team early on as the young players adjust to the varsity level. Defense will need to be solid with a young netminder in the pipes. Coach's comment: “With the graduation of nine seniors and several First Team All-East players, our program will have to rely upon our younger talent earlier than expected. The coaching staff is excited to have one of the largest and more talented freshman classes its had in years. This young team's success will depend upon how quick the underclassmen develop and mature.” — Coach Craig Latuscha Adam Lebrun Trevor Haley Dallas Williamson Matt Berube Good Luck to All Area Teams! 282 Poland Road, Auburn 1-866-HAMMOND Auburn - Bangor - Belgrade Boothbay Harbor - Brunswick Damariscotta - Fairfield Farmington - Greenville Pemaquid - Portland - Skowhegan Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 ELHS Girls’ Basketball Coach: Craig Jipson (eighth year) Last year's record: 17-4, lost in Eastern A final. Returning players: Seniors — Kate Sawyer (5-6 guard), Ashlee Arnold (5-6 guard); Juniors — Kory Norcross (5-8 guard), Danielle Rock (5-8 forward); Sophomores — Brooke Reynolds (5-8 forward), Tianna Harriman (5-7 guard). Key losses: Crissy Lewis (forward), Kelly Philbrook (guard), MaryKate Masters (guard), Emily Hartnett (guard). Promising newcomers: Sophomores — Callie Murray (5-5 guard), Molly Murray (5-5 guard), Erlena Hairston (5-9 forward), Nicole Ouellette (5-7 forward), Makayla Norcross (5-8 guard); Freshmen — Emily Jacques (5-11 center), Sarah Hammond (5-5 guard), Karlie Stubbs (5-9 forward). Outlook: EL lost some size and depth from last year but still return most of its experience and talent. Arnold and Norcross were both all-conference players on a team that fell just short against Cony in the regional final. EL still has just one senior in Sawyer. So there's a lot of promising young talent to fit into a seasoned group. Coach’s comment: “We have a young athletic roster that will be very fun to coach. They’re a great group of kids who will get after it defensively and play well together. If the young kids improve enough, we could be competitive come tournament time.” — Coach Craig Jipson Ashlee Arnold Kate Sawyer Kory Norcross Avery Chisholm Ayumi Ranucci Lexi Clavet ELHS Track Coach: Calvin Hunter (first year) Returning athletes: Girls: Seniors — Avery Chisholm (hurdles, sprint, 4X200), Katie Hummes (jumps), Ayumi Ranucci (sprints, 4x200), Lexi Clavet (jumps, 4x200). Boys: Seniors — Roger Charest (sprints, 4x800, 4x200), Robbie Hollis (distance), Lucas Borget (distance), Conner Harris (jumps, 4x200), Adam Robinson (distance), Crystal Labonte (distance). Promising newcomers: Trey Rogers (sprints), Ashley Joyner (sprints, jumps), Nicole Morin (jumps). Conner Harris Roger Charest Outlook: EL is smaller this season, but the group is more than excited to get the season under way and see how things play out. ELHS Cheering Coach: Nicole Adams (10th year) Assistant coach: Kayla Koss (second year) Seniors: Kimberly Belanger, Ashley Belanger, Amy Brown, Chelsea Darling, Rebekah Gray, Cassie Hebert, Haley Hebert, Kelsey Janelle, Mikaila St. Pierre; Juniors: Samantha Cyr, Emily Fraser, Ashley Rackliff; Sophomores: Maddelynn Lucas Bourget Coach's comment: "The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination." — Coach Calvin Hunter Butts, Lexi Dorey, Haylee Duval, Caitlyn Lewis; Freshmen: Kerriarna Asselin, Logan Berube, Kaylee Gorey, Meghan Michaud, Amber Smith, Gemma Smith. Good Luck! "Best of Luck to All Edward Little Teams!" Ashley Belanger Cassie Hebert Good Luck in Your Winter Sports! One of the Largest Stocks in the State! Specialist in 4-Wheel Drive Parts 207-786-3030 227 Merrow Road, Auburn, ME 04210 Kelsey Janelle Rebekah Gray ICE & SNOW REMOVAL - DRIVEWAYS & ROOFS Keep Out the Cold and the Rain! 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We provide recycling of fluorescent lamps, CFLs, HID lamps, ballasts, CPUs, monitors, keyboards, TVs, batteries & thermostats for a small fee. 784-6906 128B Center Street, Auburn WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 3 ELHS-Leavitt Girls’ Hockey Coach: Shon Collins (first year) Last year's record: 11-6-1 Returning players: Seniors — Shaylin Collins (Defense), Sydney Nadeau (Defense), Shelbea Russell (Defense), Amanda Williams (Forward), Haley Roderick (Forward), Mercedes Pequeno-Merrill (Forward). Juniors — Taylor Landry (Forward), Amanda Grenier (Forward), Paige Landry (Forward), Whitney McMahan (Forward). Sophmores — Tori Sanford (Goalie), Danica Nadeau (Defense), Emma Martineau (Forward), Kristina ELHS Swimming Coach: Scott Morrison (seventh year) Last year's record: Girls 5-4; Boys 1-8 Returning swimmers: Girls: Samantha Goulette, Rachel Gagne, Jessie Levesque; Olivia Paione, Lorna Knight, Meaghan McDonough, Liz Bouchard, Kim Campbell; Boys: Andrew Paione, Jordan Stubbs, Luke Lozis, Emile Thomas. Key losses: Girls: Melissa Paione, Hayley Barton, Gabby LaPerriere; Boys: Dan Gantz. Promising newcomers: Girls: Senior — Ann-Christin Kerl; Sophomore — Lily Wade; ELHS Skiing Coach: Tara Eretzian (eighth year) Last year's record: Boys: 4th at Class A states; Girls: N/A. Returning skiers: Boys: Senior — Nick Cote; Juniors — Evan Mancini, Dylan Blanchard; Sophomore — Tyler Lafean; Nordic: Senior — Zachary Tannebaum. Girls: Seniors — Allarie Lever, Hannah Johnston. Latlippe (Forward). Key losses: N/A Promising newcomers: Freshman — Abby Roy. Outlook: EL/Leavitt had a strong season last year making it to the regional semi-finals and look to go even deeper this season. They didn’t lose any players from last year’s squad. If the chemistry carries over from last season, they should be one of the top contenders coming out of Eastern Maine. Coach's comment: “We have a lot of experience and talent returning from last year's team, but will need some of the freshmen and players who have not seen a lot of game action to contribute. Even though we are two schools, we have truly come together Shaylin Collins Shelbea Russell as a team early in the season. If that team atmosphere, along with the strong leadership, positive attitude, and commitment to hard Taylor Landry Sydney Nadeau work remain throughout the season, we should reach our goal of winning a playoff game this year.” — Coach Shon Collins Freshmen — Madison Brooks, Katie Cowan, Meaghan Dube, Grace Hayes, Emma Paradie, Kristein Morissette, Abby Potvin; Boys: Seniors — Brandon Polisky, Brandon Smith, Hunter Bishop; Sophomore — Jake Bazinet; Freshman — Michal Cwik, Outlook: The girls’ team is expected to remain strong, led by seniors Goulette, Gagne and Levesque as well as Paione, a sophomore, and Paradie, a freshman. The boys’ team has doubled in size and should be stronger, led by seniors Paione and Stubbs and Cwik, a Andrew Paione Olivia Paione Rachel Gagne freshman. Coach’s comment: “We return 22 boys and girls, and we have added 21 new swimmers, many with competitive swimming experience.” — Coach Scott Morrison Key losses: Ben Bowles, Nigel Bowles, Jesse Williams, Phoebe Chamberlin, Hannah Fournier. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Tanner Dillingham, Gareth Robinson, Isaac Elliott, Trent Robbins, Levi Sterling, Jack Adams; Girls: Freshmen — Brooke Lever, Delia Demers, Anna Hathaway. Outlook: The Eddies are very young and keeping things simple to start. But if they peak at the right time, they have the talent to make noise in Class A. Cote, Mancini, and Blanchard have top-10 potential. If they reach it and some freshmen emerge, the boys could surprise in Class A. The girls should be strong with Lever, the defending KVAC champion in the giant slalom and runner-up in slalom. 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Promising newcomers: Junior — Nick Perreault (Defense). Lewiston Boys’ Basketball Coach: Tim Farrar (fifth year) Last year's record: 15-4, lost in Eastern Class A quarterfinal Returning players: Seniors — Steven Patrie (6-5 forward), Josh Thomas (6-0 guard), Donne Agossou (6-2 guard), Adam Poliquin (5-10 guard), Abdi Hussein (6-2 forward). Key losses: Shawn Ricker (6-2 guard), Luke Cote (6-1 guard), Corbin Hyde (6-3 forward), Jake Dumas (6-4 center), Cody Mousseau (6-2 forward), Erik Wilson (6-4 center). Promising newcomers: Seniors — Daniel Fortier (5-8 guard), Chris Suazo (6-0 forward); Juniors — Matt Hudson (6-3 forward), Ben Howell (5-9 guard), Mohamed Mohamud (60 guard/forward); Sophomores — Quintarian Brown (6-2 forward), Isaiah Harris (6-2 forward). Sophomores — Kyle Ulrich (Forward). Freshmen — Kyle Morin (Forward), Griffin Wade (Forward). Outlook: The Blue Devils are going to have another strong season with two senior goalkeepers and highly Bryan Hall Kyle Lemelin Matt Poulin Patrick DeBlois skilled juniors. As always, Lewiston has depth and a role player always seems to stepup in a key situation or game. experience, two returning senior goaltenders and a strong They will be right in the thick of things in Eastern Class A. freshman class, the Devils hope to build on previous years’ Coach’s comment: “With a strong junior class with substantial successes.” — Coach Jamie Belleau Outlook: Lewiston returns three players who saw starting Coach’s comment: “Every player can dribble, pass and shoot. If time on a team that reached the KVAC championship game, we can learn to defend as a team, we will have a fun year.” including leading scorer Thomas. Farrar is excited about — Coach Tim Farrar the talent and versatility of his newcomers, whom he calls “the biggest bunch of basketball junkies I have had here at Lewiston.” Lewiston lost some size to graduation and will need to compensate with quickness. The experience of competing in tough games against Hampden, Edward Little, Lawrence and Bangor the past Abdi Hussein Donne Agossou Josh Thomas Steven Patrie two seasons should continue paying dividends. Charter & School Bus Transportation Lewiston Cheering Head coach: Lynnette Morency (sixth season) Assistant coach: Jennifer Roy (fourth season) Seniors: Adrena Adams, Kara Barnies, Kirsty Beauchesne, Taylor Pratt, Tory Reny; Juniors: Abby Madden, Cassie Regner, Erin Morris, Lily Fundis, Tiera Safe; Sophomores: Alyssa Rousseau, Andrea Bonin, Erika Thibault, Nadine Jones, Tia Cortes; Freshmen: Kelly Nuzzo, Meagan Murphy, Olivia Bergeron, Sadie Dulac, Sage Physics, Sierra Melanson, Taylor Hopkins. Afterschool Activities Sports Transportation Field Trips School Trips “We take pride in every ride.” Kara Barnies Kirsty Beauchesne Good Luckto to All All Area Teams! Good Luck Area Teams! Good Luck! 555 Sabattus Street, Lewiston 831 Minot Avenue, Auburn 207-783-2071 1-800-783-2071 www.mainefamilyfcu.com Providing for over over17,000 18,000 members. members. Providingpersonalized personalized financial financial solutions solutions for Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 235 Goddard Rd., Lewiston, ME 04240 • (207)784-3159 1-888-593-6328 www.northeastchartertour.com WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 5 Lewiston Girls’ Hockey Coach: Ron Dumont (fifth year) Last year’s record: 10-7-1 Returning Players: Seniors — Natalie Rousseau (forward), Sadie Poulin (forward), Brianna Lajoie (goalie). Juniors— Sam Cote (forward), Emily Turner (forward), Faith Ide (forward), Mikaela St. Laurent (forward). Sophomores — Erin Hubbard (defense), Mikaela Brown (defense), Erica Lemieux (forward), Makaela Field (defense). Key Losses: Ashley Chase, Paige Fontaine, Lauren Lessard. Lewiston Swimming Coach: Dustin Carrier (second year) Last year's records: Boys 4-4, Girls 5-3 Returning players: Boys: Seniors — Alex Small, Dustin Morris; Junior — Peter Tirabassi; Girls: Seniors — Taylor Roy, Jessica Beaulieu; Sophomore — Jami Morrissette. Key losses: Boys: Ia n Roy; Girls: Megan Charest. Promsing newcomeers: Boys: Freshman — Mathew Charest; Girls: Freshman — Avery Gagnon. Outlook: Carrier hopes the combination of talent and Promising Newcomers: Junior — Megan Pare (defense). Sophomore — Brianna Madden (forward). Freshmen — Corinne Laberge (forward), Brittany Foley (forward). Outlook: The Blue Devils made strides last season. They have a strong core coming back despite losing Lessard, one of their better players from last season. They should fill the loss in production with the depth returning. If the team can gel early on, they could be a major player in the East when the playoffs roll around. Coach’s comment: “We expect to be a competitive team with a blue collar – Blue Devil' work ethic.” — Coach Ron Dumont promising new swimmers could put the boys’ team in contention in the KVAC’s while challenging a number of school records. The girls’ team has strong numbers back which could also mean good things. Coach’s comment: “We are all looking forward to seeing our swimmers surpass expectations.” — Coach Dustin Carrier Brianna Lajoie Alex Small Peter Tirabassi Lewiston Girls’ Basketball Lewiston Track Coach: Mike Labonte (first year) Last year's record: 2-16 Returning players: Seniors — Tori Denis (5-3 guard), Emily Paione (5-7 guard), Kelsey Dumond (5-6 guard), Alex Wilson (6-0 forward), Erica Brochu (6-0 forward); Juniors — Maegan Mathon (5-6 forward), Brie Wilson (5-10 guard), Jenessa Talarico (5-5 guard), Laurianne Murphy (5-8 forward); Sophomores — Emily Brochu (5-7 guard). Key losses: MacKenzie Sullivan (guard), Emily Dixon (forward). Promising newcomers: Sophomore — Amanda Swart (5-9 forward); Freshman — Kristina Blais (5-5 guard). Outlook: Lewiston returns most of last year’s team and hopes to continue the progress it made last year. Coach’s comment: “Optimisim is running high here in the preseason, and we hope to continue to improve.” — Coach Mike Labonte Coach: Jackson Nadeau (first year) Last season: Boys: Fifth in KVAC, sixth in Class A states; Girls: 13th in KVAC. Returning atheletes: Boys: Seniors — Mohamed Barre (distance), Mohamed Awil (distance), Jordan Balsamo (distance), and Andrew Balsamo (distance), Nasir Abdirrahman (jumps, sprint). Juniors — Mohamed Mohamed (distance), Kwabena Akuffo-Anoff (200 meters), Alex Nazroff (thrower). Sophomore — Lucas Rushton (thrower). Girls: Seniors — Mary Turmel (pole vault), and Cleo Miller (pole vault); Junior — Faith Shaw (distance), Mana Abdi (distance), Taylor True (distance), Olivia Norton (55 meters, 200), Audrey Jumper (high jump); Sophomores — Courtney Allen, Lauren Lecompton (distance). Promising newcomers: Boys: Sophomore — Hassan Hassan Mohamed Tori Denis Maegan Mathon Good Luck Devils! 6 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jami Morrissette Mohamed Barre Taylor Roy Olivia Norton Best of Luck Teams from CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS www.oacpas.net 126 Weld Road Dixfield, ME YOUR LOCAL ACCOUNTING & BUSINESS ADVISORS! Natalie Rousseau Mohamed; Girls: Sophomore — Nicole Footer. Outlook: The boys’ championship team from outdoors graduated 20 seniors, with most coming from the sprints and field events. The Blue Devils will be looking to fill those voids to get a crack at their first indoor KVAC and state titles. Lewiston will be picking up a lot of points in short sprints and distance. The girls’ team is returning almost its entire squad, but the team stills has a young base. The girls’ team has returners in all events and is looking to pick up points across the board to move up from last year. Ellis Variety Diner & Gas Station Ouellette & Associates, P.A. A Student Transportation of America, Inc. Company Serving Lewiston, Kittery, MSAD #55, Wells-Ogunquit and York 783-2033 Emily Turner 562-8284 Faith Shaw Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 St. Dominic Academy St. Dom’s Boys’ Hockey Coach: Steve Ouellette (fifth year) Last year's record: 15-7 Returning players: Seniors — Grant Carrier (Goalie), Austin Christopher (Goalie), Will Desmarais (Forward/Defense), Kyle Holtet (Forward), Zack DeBlois (Defense). Juniors St. Dom’s Boys’ Basketball Coach: Todd Flaherty (first year) Last year's record: 8-11, lost in Western Class C preliminary Returning players: Seniors — Zak Johnson (5-9 point guard), Nick Hatfield (6-0 forward); Juniors — Madison Jalbert (6-0 forward), Eric St. Dom’s Girls’ Hockey Coach: Paul Gosselin (first year) Last year's record: 3-15 Returning players: Seniors — Kayla McLellan (forward), Kelley McLellan (forward), Emily Briggs (defense), Emily Poulin (defense). Sophomores — Jessica Boulet (forward), Kym Johnson (forward), Sam Roy (defense), Taylor Bergeron (goalie), Jacquelyn Schmitz (forward). Key losses: Jenna Fongemie, Nicole Keaney, St. Dom’s Girls’ Basketball — Calvin Stewart (Forward), Chase Hainey (Forward), Mike Richard (Forward), Avery Jones (Defense). Sophomores — Brad Berube (Forward), Matt Chasse (Forward), Bryan Bonenfant (Defense), Caleb Labrie (Forward), Mitch Lorenz (Sophomore). Key losses: Spencer Martin, Cody Rodrigue, Danny Nadeau, Cam Hainey, Chris Finlay, Troy Haefele. Ulin (6-2 center), Matt Dyer (6-2 guard), Mike Bryan (5-10 guard). Key losses: Joe Bryant (5-8 guard), Tom Applegate (6-7 center), David Dean (5-11 guard), Ian McCracken (6-0 forward), Drew Gosselin (6-1 forward). Newcomers: Juniors — Brady Whetzel (510 forward), Cam Raymond (5-10 guard); Sophomore — Becket Wagner (6-4 forward) Outlook: The Saints are a young team learning a new coach’s system. Quickness For all the latest news and conversation from Western and Central Maine... “Like” us on facebook.com/SunJournal and Follow us on twitter.com/SunJournal Will Desmarais Kyle Holtet Madison Jalbert Zak Johnson Kelley McLellan Emily Briggs Emily Poulin Callie Greco Faith Grady Kelly Pomerleau will be the team’s strength, and Flaherty liked to use a running, pressing style during his tenure at Morse. Johnson, a three-year varsity contributor, will provide a steadying presence at both ends of the floor. Coach’s comment: “Our intention is to play hard and improve every day. If our actions match our intentions, we will be a competitive team in the MVC.” — Coach Todd Flaherty Meaghan Hargraves. Promising newcomers: Freshman — Tia Rotolico (forward) Outlook: It has been a tough start to the season emotionally for the Saints, but they have a solid core coming back and should be looked upon to give leadership to the younger members of the team. They have a lot to play for this season as they try to get back to the playoffs. Coach’s comment: “Small numbers but a lot of heart. Should be competitive by midseason.” — Coach Paul Gosselin Molly Finn (guard), McKenzie Roy (forward), Mary Caron (guard), Lindsay Bellegarde (guard), Allison Conley (forward), Jasmine Hussey (forward). Promising newcomers: Senior — Amanda Cortellino (5-5 forward); Juniors — Kelly Pomerleau (5-3 guard), Alaina Dyer (5-2 guard); Sophomore — Bryanna Handlon (5-9 forward); Freshmen — Gabby Cortellino (5-6 guard/forward), Mikayla Pietkiewicz (5-6 forward). Coach: Jon Berry (second year) Last year's record: 8-12, lost in Western C quarterfinal Returning players: Juniors — Callie Greco (5-6 guard), Alexis Dwinell (5-6 forward); Sophomores — Olivia Mayo (5-5 guard), Faith Grady (5-6 guard/forward). Key losses: Olivia Cluff (guard), Promising newcomers: Sophomores — Cam Stewart (Forward), Dylan Pratt (Forward). Outlook: The Saints have a ton of experience coming into the season at all three positions. They have arguably the best goalie tandem in the state. With the experience gained by going to the state finals last year, they are in position for another deep playoff run. Coach's comment: “Unusual for Saints to possess this much experience in both goal and defense at the same time, now we just need to find some consistent goal scoring.” — Coach Steve Ouellette Kayla McLellan Outlook: The Saints lost seven players from last year and have only 10 on the roster. Only four of them have varsity experience. Greco is the only player that has started. St. Dom's will be young and learning as the new players adjust to the varsity level. Coach’s comment: “We’re very young, but I like the chemistry and enthusiasm of this group. My goal is to see us improve every game and take this season one day at a time.” — Coach Jon Berry St. Dom’s Cheering Co-coaches: Laurie Servidio (fifth year); Micaela Kelly (third year). Seniors: Sarah Trott, Lauren Knowlton; Juniors: Rebekah Morin, Kristen Eastman, Jisoo Yoon; Sophomore: Taylor Bergeron; Freshmen: Autumn Martel –Dozois, Abigayle Bates, Melinda Dwyer, Olivia Chase, Courtney Desmarais. Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 St. Dom’s Lauren Knowlton Rebekah Morin Sarah Trott page 8 ‰ WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 7 St. Dom’s Swimming Coach: Marc Robitaille (third year) Returning swimmers: Boys: Junior — Michael Dempski; Sophomore — Matheson Dempski, Thomas Weeks; Girls: Junior — Ciara Ferguson; Sophomores — Nicole Robitaille, Emily Carney, Emily Caron, Kirsten Conner, Kadie Veinote. Key losses: Boys: Ryan Robitaille; Girls: Sarah Small. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Wesley Haire, Spencer Ward Outlook: The Saints lost one of the top swimmers from both boys’ and girls’ squads but St. Dom’s should still be strong. Coach's comment: “The success of our swim program isn’t solely based on the amount of swimmers that we get to the podium at the Class B state meet. We judge the success of our program by striving to have all of our swimmers attain their goals.” — Coach Marc Robitaille Have a great season! Michael Dempski Nicole Robitaille Leavitt Area High School Leavitt Boys’ Hockey Coach: Dave Boucher (second year) Last year's record: 7-11 Returning Players: Seniors — Tyler Hutchinson (Forward), Jacob Gladu (Forward), Nick Labbe (Forward), Nick Allen (Goalie), Devin MacMahan. Juniors — Clay Rowland (Defense), Connor Violette (Forward), Andrew Baumann (Defense), Conor O'Malley (Forward), Logan Vincent, Dan Sanford (Forward). Sophomores — Shuler Lamothe (Defense), Adam Poulin (Forward), Kyle Knight (Forward). Key losses: Ia n Durgin, Korey Mulherin, Nils Leavitt Boys’ Basketball Coach: Mike Hathaway (fifth year) Last year's record: 15-4, lost in Western Class B quarterfinal Returning players: Juniors — Andrew Middleton (6-5 forward), Levi Morin (6-2 forward), Zac Fichtner, Elijah Lamothe. Promising newcomer: Freshman — Kevin Knight (Defense). Outlook: The biggest positive coming into the season for Leavitt is the goaltender. Last year, Nick Allen was in net for the first time in his career. He should be more comfortable in net to lead the Hornets to a winning record. Offensively, Tyler Hutchinson and Jacob Gladu will be the go-to guys. Coach's comment: “Leavitt is returning all but one forward and three of the six defensemen are also returning. More importantly, we are not starting the season without a goalie, as Nick Allen is returning for a second season in net. Our strength will up front, particularly with our speed and scoring ability. Our blue Goulette (5-11 guard), Matt Powell (6-7 center), Sam Green (6-1 guard). Key losses: Jordan Hersom (6-4 forward), Tim Dow (6-3 guard), Tyler Walton (5-11 guard), Greg Lake (6-2 forward), Dustin Collins (6-4 forward). Promising newcomers: Senior — Isaiah Magee (5-9 guard); Juniors — Nate Coombs (5-10 guard), Drew Gosselin (6-2 forward); Sophomores Good Luck to all Area Student Athletes! Comfort you can count on for over 80 years. Don’t Worry, Call Murray Phone: (207) 225-3000 • Toll-Free: (800) 491-7888 www.murrayoil.com • email@example.com 8 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Devin MacMahan Jacob Gladu line will include a few new faces, but we have two experienced players in Devin (McMahan) — Mitchel Davis (6-5 center), Austin Anderson (6-2 forward), Korey Caito (6-1 guard), Reed Farrar (5-11 guards) Outlook: On the heels of backto-back playoff appearances, the Hornets will have their youngest team in several years. Middleton and Morin are returning starters. Middleton has the potential to emerge as one of the most prolific scorers in the KVAC, and Goulette is poised to take over at point guard. Despite the youth, Hathaway believes this team may develop superior depth to its predecessors thanks to the talented junior and sophomore classes. The Hornets Leavitt Girls’ Basketball Coach: Tammy Anderson (ninth year) Last year's record: 17-3, lost in Western B semifinal Returning players: Seniors — Kristen Anderson (5-8 guard), Mariah Treadwell (5-5 guard), Jenna Cote (5-7 guard); Juniors — Meagan Dow (5-7 guard/ Nick Allen Tyler Hutchinson and Clay (Rowland).” — Coach Dave Boucher Andrew Middleton Zac Goulette will execute an up-tempo style, with 10 or more players shuffling in and out of the lineup. Coach’s comment: “If we can win forward), Brianna DeGone (5-5 guard), Kendra Gilbert (5-7 forward), Tatiana Sierra (5-7 guard/forward), Tasha Cloutier (5-5 guard). Key losses: Sarah Frost (forward), Amanda Jordan (forward), Adrie Newton (forward), Kasidy Stevenson (forward). Promising newcomers: Juniors — Sierra Santamango (5-7 forward), Melissa Richardson (5-4 guard), Lindsey Godbout (guard/forward); Freshman — Levi Morin enough games early on to stay in contention, I think we will be a tough team by the end of the year.” — Coach Mike Hathaway Chantel Eells (5-10 forward). Outlook: The Hornets return starting guards in Anderson and Treadwell. Anderson was a KVAC all-star while Treadwell stepped into a larger role last year. Leavitt graduated most of its experienced post play. Eells will provide some size inside while many of the swing players last year were on a Leavitt girls’ basketball page 9 ‰ Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Leavitt Nordic Skiing Coach: Dustin Williamson (ninth year) Last year's record: Boys: 6th at Class A states; Girls: Class A state champions. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Ben Ramser, Tim Enos Juniors — Rylee Knox, Matt Thibodeau, Colby Varney; Sophomores — Noah Castonguay, Drew Emond, Justin Freda, Harrison Knowlton, Josh Therrien. Girls: Seniors — Maddie Wiegman, Morgan Shaw; Juniors — Abby Chase, Alisha Labbe, Emily Shaw, Allison Simmons, Michaela Therrien, Leavitt Alpine Skiing Coach: Jacob Johnston (second year) Last year's record: Boys: 5th at Class A states; Girls: 11th at Class A states. Returning skiers: Boys: Juniors — Eban Johnston, Derek Plourde; Sophomore — Lance Harder. Girls: Junior — Taylor Benson; Sophomore — Abbie Gaudette. Key losses: Katlyn Davis, Inga Rolfe, Addison Gagnon, Andrew Gaudette, Drew Bennett, Leavitt Cheering Coach: Brenda Perry (13th year) Assistant Coach: Rachel MacNamera (third year) Seniors: Lindsey Arnold, Carrina Bowden, Kelly Harris, Alexandra Hudner; Juniors: Kallah Turner; Sophomores — Olivia Mallar, Brooke Varney, Mackenzie Varney, Kate Mawhinney. Key losses: Nate Miller, Taren McGray, Lucy Knowlton, Alana Mallar, Emily Chase. Promising newcomers: Boys: Senior — David Hersom; Junior — Derek Plourde; Freshmen — Nate Allen, Chad Bates, Anthony Benson, Jarod Farrar, Bobby Kennan, Mitchell Knox, Mitchell Morrison, Dylan Peters, Tyler Simmons, Carter Veilleux. Girls: Senior — Sarah Enos; Junior — Cheryl Fichter; Freshmen — Julia Dillingham, Kierstin Leclerc, Lauren McKinley, Maya Merrill, Travis Nichols, Jacob Harris Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Colby Nadeau, Sam Gagnon, Gavin Cobb. Outlook: The Hornets graduated six seniors and will look for their juniors to fill the leadership void during a rebuilding year. Johnston, Harder, Gaudette and Benson have state meet experience. Coach’s comment: “Our hope is that with such a young team we will be able to help each skier focus on their strengths and grow throughout the season.” — Coach Jacob Johnston Ashley Pratt, Corinne Rabon. Outlook: With more than 40 skiers, the Hornets have plenty of talent and depth to make a run in the KVAC and Class A. Wiegman is the defending state classical champion and will be looking for Chase and Labbe to take over for Knowlton and McGray as top-10caliber scorers. The boys have all but one racer back and welcome a large freshman class. Coach’s comment: “This is one of the largest teams we’ve ever had. With great numbers come awesome talents.” — Coach Dustin Williamson Ben Ramser Maddie Wiegman Leavitt Girls’ Basketball continued Eban Johnston Taylor Benson Kelly Harris Lindsey Arnold undefeated JV team and could be ready for increased roles. Coach's comment: “We’ll be small and quick and once again be an up-tempo team that will be scrappy and tenacious.” — Coach Tammy Anderson Mariah Treadwell Alexia Barcelou, Nicole Bradley, Madison Cote, Kelsea Marschall, Emily Perkins; Sophomores: Emma Fournier, Olivia Gilbert, Gretchen Hudner, Larissa Desrosiers; Freshmen: Kayla Crooker, Madison Green, Sydnee Vanhorn, Adrianna Whitaker. Alexandra Hudner Jenna Cote Kristen Anderson Ben Brown Chris Burns Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Oxford Hills Alpine Skiing Coach: Mike Grace (14th year) Last year's record: Boys: 7th at Class A states; Girls: 5th at Class A states. Returning skiers: Boys: Senior — Ben Brow n; Juniors — Matt Michaud, Kieran Sadler; Sophomore — Chris Burns. Girls: Seniors — Colleen Stauder, Amanda Hanning; Sophomores — Annika Kahkonen, Miranda Murphy. Key losses: Victoria Ebsworth, Samantha Hatch, Mimi Baumhoff. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Finn Williamson, Todd Gustaitis; Girls: Freshmen — McKayla Ivey, Taylor Pullen, Ellie Bessette, Tayla Roberts. Outlook: All of the Vikings’ returners skied at states last year, with Michaud and Stauder posting top-10 finishes. The veterans will need more strong performances as the newcomers take time to develop. Coach’s comment: “The success of this season will rest on the core of veteran skiers we have.” — Coach Mike Grace Amanda Hanning Colleen Stauder View the Winter High School Sports supplement online at www.sunjournal.com/specialsections Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Oxford Hills page 10 ‰ WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 9 Oxford Hills Girls’ Basketball Coach: Nate Pelletier (eighth year) Last year's record: 8-10 Returning players: Seniors — Abbie Eastman (5-4 guard), Alex Rowe (5-8 forward), Molly Johnson (6-0 center), Kelsey DeBlois (5-9 forward); Juniors — Brooke Murch (5-10 forward), Crystal West (5-6 guard), Claire Gregory (5-8 forward); Oxford Hills Boys’ Basketball Coach: Scott Graffam (14th year) Last year's record: 5-13 Returning players: Seniors — Jordan Croteau (60 forward), Ryan Godin (6-0 guard), Kenny Lynch (5-11 guard), Jake Plummer (6-2 forward), John Frechette (6-2 guard/forward); Junior — Matt Beauchesne (5-7 point guard). Oxford Hills Wrestling Coach: Tony Stevens (sixth year) Last year's record: 11-15 in dual meets Returning athletes: Seniors — Jake Hall (132), Dustin Edwards (285); Junior — Jon Hankey (126); Sophomores — Cordell Brooks (113), Malik Geiger (160). Edward Little wrestler: Junior — Sheldon Bang (145). Key loss: Justin Cummings (220). Promising newcomers: Junior — Josh Little (195); Sophomore — Jeff Merrill (170); Freshman — Kyle Dexter (138). Edward Little wrestlers: Oxford Hills Cheering Have a great season! Sophomores — Kerseyanne Goyette (5-3 guard), Anna Winslow (5-11 forward), Mikayla Morin (5-7 guard). Key losses: Abby Morton (guard), Ashley West (guard) Promising newcomers: Senior — Merrissa Scarborough (5-7 guard); Sophomore — Shannon Kriger (5-9 forward); Freshmen — Tianna Sugars (5-11 center), Ally Hanley (5-4 guard), Jayden Colby (5-6 guard). Outlook: The Vikings graduated just two players and have an experienced core back. Eastman, an all-conference guard, is a driving force in the back court while the Vikings also have some size in the post with Rowe, Johnson, DeBlois, Murch and Winslow. Rowe was also a KVAC pick. After another near-miss of a playoff spot, the Vikings could contend for a tournament spot. Coach’s comment: “We are a very athletic group that has high expectations. We feel we can compete with all teams in the league. With some of the younger girls’ roles increasing, it will be fun to see the growth throughout the season.” — Coach Nate Pelletier Key losses: Josh MacDonald (6-3 center), Deric Hanscom (6-1 forward), Brian Lynch (6-0 guard), Alex Ferguson (6-0 guard), Brandon Campbell (6-3 center), Mike MacDonald (6-1 guard), Nick Record (6-0 guard), Tyler Brown (5-8 guard). Promising newcomers: Juniors — Luke Davidson (6-3 center), Dalton Rice (6-2 guard), Riley Chickering (5-11 guard), Caleb Fillebrown (6-1 guard/forward), Adam Kenney (5-6 guard), Ben Morton (6-0 guard); Freshman — Andrew Fleming (6-3 guard/forward). Outlook: Oxford Hills graduated eight seniors, but Graffam expects the team to be stronger overall. The Vikings' quickness should pay dividends. Beauchesne is an outstanding leader at the point. There isn't a great deal of size, but Croteau and Godin provide some football toughness on the boards. Coach's comment: "We should much improved from a year ago. We will look to create points from turnovers and fast break." — Coach Scott Graffam Skyler Bang (138), Mike Williams (182), Matt Adams (195). Outlook: The Vikings lost only one wrestler to graduation, and the total number of athletes has nearly doubled to 24. That should give Oxford Hills the depth to achieve its goals of finishing above .500 and in the top half of the KVAC. Hankey and co-captain Edwards placed in the top four of the conference meet a year ago. Little's return from an injury that wiped out his sophomore season will provide added boost. Coach’s comment: “We qualified three kids for states last year. We’d like to improve on that.” — Coach Tony Stevens Coach: Deborah Loveless (25 years) Assistant coach: Jessie Becher Seniors: Ashley Blake, Ashley Charlton, Kayla Decateau-Hodgkin, Libby Sanborn, Ambyr Sargent; Juniors: Lindsay Day, Amanda Foster, Ashley O'Neil, Jordan Schorr; Sophomores: Libby Belanger, Lauren Emery, Chloe Foster, Elizabeth Gillespie, Tiffany Herrick, Jenna Hutchinson, Cassidy Lowe, Leanna Wielki; Freshmen: Casey Cossar, Prentiss Kurtz. Good Luck Oxford Hills let's grow together 225 River Road, Mexico 207-369-9976 54 Fair Street, Norway 207-743-2638 800-991-9219 ofcu.org Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Oxford County 10 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Abbie Eastman Alex Rowe Jake Plummer Jordan Croteau Dustin Edwards Jake Hall Jon Hankey Malik Geiger Ambyr Sargent Ashley Blake Ashley Charlton Libby Sanborn Alyssa Andrews Moriah Lee Oxford Hills Nordic Skiing Coach: Christopher Easton (32nd year) Last year's record: Boys: 3rd at Class A states; Girls: 5th at Class A states. Returning skiers: Boys: Junior — Kelnn Laliberte. Girls: Seniors — Alyssa Andrews, Moriah Lee, Meghan Feely; Junior — India Lucas; Sophomores —Julia Dillon, Eva Gabrrielsen, Mary Bryce. Key losses: Jesse Newcomb, Forrest Todd, Jeremy Read, Dan Costanzi, Adena St. John. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshman — Ben Andrews; Girls: Freshman — Emily Cormier. Outlook: The boys will be in rebuilding mode while the girls could move up in Class A. Andrews and Lucas were top 10 in the state last season. Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Gray-New Gloucester G-NG Boys’ Basketball Coach: Ryan Deschenes (first year) Last year's record: 3-15 Returning players: Senior — Kevin Cavallaro (5-11 guard); Juniors — Will Shafer (6-1 guard), Sam Johnson (5-8 guard), Brandon Thibeault (5-9 guard), Spencer Harriman (6-1 forward), Justin McKenna (5-10 guard), James Kimball (61 forward); Sophomores — David Chanlatte (5-7 guard), Andreas Kariotis (6-0 guard). G-NG Nordic Skiing Coach: Chris Carpentier (second year) Last year's record: Boys: 5th at Class B states; Girls: 6th at Class B states. Returning skiers: Boys: Senior — Jeremy McGrath-Holmquist, Key losses: Aaron Boulos (6-0 guard), Jean Sedjro (6-3 forward). Promising newcomers: Junior — Tyler Credit (5-11 forward); Sophomores — J.T. Mango (6-1 forward), Tyler St. Pierre (5-9 guard). Outlook: Deschenes moves over after six years of building St. Dom’s into a perennial Western Class C tournament team. The climb has proved steep in Class B for Gray-NG against the southern powers, but this year’s roster is deep and experienced enough to challenge. Deschenes has found the Patriots to be a hardworking group that is ready to compete and take Garrett Wilbur, Cam Harmer; Girls: Senior — Amanda Giggey; Junior — Audrey Garcia; Sophomore — Caitlin Holmquist . Key losses: None listed. Promising newcomers: Boys: Juniors — Bryce Neal, Paul Phillips; Girls: Freshman — Keaton McEvoy, Katelyn Woods. Outlook: The Patriots graduated just two seniors, so they hope to Kevin Cavallaro Wilcox. Girls: Seniors — Robin Pelkey, Karen Sutherland; Sophomore — Caitlyn Holmquist. Key losses: Jeremy Holmquist, Katie Morency. Sam Johnson the next step. What they lack in size they hope to make up for in quickness. Coach’s comment: “We are in one of the Will Shafer best conferences in the state and need to be physically and mentally prepared every single night.” — Coach Ryan Deschenes move up in Class B with the help of some newcomers. Holmquist finished 24th in Class B as a freshman. Coach’s comment: “With some strong leadership from the upper class and a solid class of freshmen coming in they will hopefully have a great year.” — Coach Chris Carpentier Amanda Giggey Lulofts, Will Bartlett; Junior — G-NG Alpine Skiing Matt Noah Lobozzo; Sophomore — Eric Coach: Chuck Davis (second year) Last year's record: Boys: 7th at Class B states; Girls: 6th at Class B states. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Brandon Thibeault Promising newcomers: Boys: Pierce Stevens. Girls: Kaelyn Woods, Jennifer Sutherland, Alexandra Moelle. Outlook: The Patriots are hoping for some talented newcomers to back up a strong returning nucleus to move up the standings. 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Sophomores — Lucas Nickerson (Forward); G-NG Track Coach: Todd Mercer (fifth year) Returning athletes: Seniors — Girls: Kristen Labreque (sprinter), Liz Audet (long and triple jump), Brianna Bozzuto (distance). Boys: Josh Greenleaf (sprinter), Daniel Rowe (distance), Elijah Locke (high jumper). Juniors — Girls: Alex Adams (5-9 forward) Outlook: The Patriots return three starters and seven letter winners. That includes 80 percent of the scoring, led by Maria Valente’s 13.5 and Cote’s 9.6 points per game. Valente was an allconference pick as well. Playoff spots in Western B will be tough to come by, but the Patriots have a veteran group that should be competitive in the WMC and chasing a tourney spot. Coach’s comment: “If we continue to work hard and stay healthy, I believe we should be able to compete each night. Although not overly deep, we return a veteran group hoping to have a successful season. Our early schedule will dictate where we stand.” — Coach Mike Andreasen Ethan Callier (Forward); Kaleb Bridgham (Defense); David Despins (Defense); Dom Belanger (Defense); Sophomore — Ryan Lavoie (Forward). Key losses: Ryan Davala, Adam Healy, Evan Baggs, Can Spiller, Jordan Rouillard, Evan Coulombe. Promising newcomers: Sophomore — Nick Hemond (Goalie). Freshman — Isaiah Dubois (Defense). Outlook: Gray-New Gloucester/Poland is Stash, Jamie Boulos. Boys: Scott Espling, Mithell Giles. Sophomores — Girls: Makayla Maclean, Ashley Hutchinson. Boys: Adam Dumas, Josh Moran. Key losses: Sam Miklovich, Randall Stephens, Amanda Peterson, Katie Hutchinson Outlook: The Patriots are looking at a good season. The team has about 50 athletes on the roster, man of whom Haylee Cote Maria Valente Michele Dehetre Sammie Wilkins Kaleb Bridgham Tyler Lafrinea Daniel Rowe Kristen Labreque looking to return to the playoffs with a more experienced group of players. Nevin Rand is going be the offensive player to watch out for. The Patriotic Knights’ biggest asset is their depth defensively. They will need Calvin Shelley to steal a game or two to get to the postseason. Coach’s comment: “We look to return to the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons.” — Coach Aaron Rand are new to the sport, but the sheer numbers alone should help GrayNew Gloucester stay competitive in its tough division. Coach’s comment: “We have all the pieces in place for a great season. All we need is for the athletes to show up on the first day ready to work hard. With hard work, everything will fall into place. If you work hard, you will be successful.” — Todd Mercer Breanna Bozzuto Spruce Mountain High School ❧ Ser ving You Since 1848 ❧ Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home Spruce Mountain Cheering www.finleyfuneralhome.com Best of Luck Athletes! ❧ Owner Kenneth R. I. 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Livermore Falls, Maine 04254 Sand, Loam, Gravel, Septic System, Brush Clipping, Lots Cleared Structural Steel • Fabrication Industrial Sales HOWIES WELDING Rt. 4, Jay - 645-2581 Hayley Fortier Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Spruce Mountain Alpine Skiing Coach: Ken Jacques (fourth year) Last year's record: Boys: 4th at Class B states, MVC champions; Girls: N/A. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Alex Hartford, Zach Butterfield, Owen Timberlake, Cameron Rose, Devon Autry; Junior — Zach Richards; Sophomore — Alex Greenleaf. Girls: Juniors — Emily Acritelli, Casidee Couture; Sophomore — Destiny White. Key losses: Cody Jacques, Jake Roy, Ben Hartford. Spruce Mountain Nordic Skiing Coach: Bill Acritelli (fourth year) Last year's record: Boys: 9th in Class B; Girls: N/A Returning players: Boys: Seniors — Zachary Butterfield, Owen Timberlake, Greg Whitney; Junior — Zach Richards; Sophomores — Alex Greenleaf, Sam Brenner Girls: Senior — Erin Gats. Key losses: Jon Neil, Kyle Sawyer. Promising newcomers: Boys: Sophomore — Andrew Wilcox; Freshmen — Stephen Spruce Mountain Boys’ Basketball Coach: Chris Bessey (second year) Last year's record: 18-2, lost in Western Class B semifinals Returning players: Seniors — Josh Wilcox (6-2 forward), Pat Ryan (5-10 guard); Junior — Scottie Hall (5-8 guard); Sophomore — Peter Theriault (5-11 guard). Key losses: Jake Bessey (6-1 guard), Zach Bonnevie (6-1 guard), James Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Chad Richards, Steven Sylvester, Wyatt Simoneau; Girls — Paige Butterfield, Veronic Davis, Samantha Slovak, Emerald Rodriguez. Outlook: The boys’ alpine team is coming off a fine showing in its inaugural campaign and has a strong nucleus returning complemented by some new contributors to defend its conference title. The junior program has also infused enough new skiers into the program for the Phoenix to field their first girls’ team this year, and it could be a competitive debut with Acritelli and Couture leading the way. Coach’s comment: “We hope to repeat as MVC champs and move up in the Class B state championships.” — Coach Ken Jacques Sylvester, Wyatt Simoneau, Camden Noll, Nick Esty; Girls: Freshmen — Paige Butterfield, Destiny White, Carly Noll . Outlook: This year will be Spruce’s first year fielding a girls’ team, which will be led by Gats, who returns after missing last season with a wrist injury. With three seniors back to anchor the team, the boys should be solid once again. Butterfield and Timberlake finished top six in the Skimeister standings in Class B last year. Coach’s comment: “I look for the boys to step it up and push each other through this season. If both boys and girls stay focused on what needs to be done they both should have a successful season.” — Coach Bill Acritelli Barker (6-2 forward), Nate Shink (61 forward), Ben Keene (6-1 forward), Tyler Gervais (5-10 guard), Trevin Dunlop (6-4 forward). Promising newcomers: Senior — Nate Hamblin (5-10 guard); Juniors — John McKenna (6-0 forward), Austin Couture (5-10 forward), Anthony York (6-3 center), Deonte Ring (6-0 forward), Tyler Kachnovich (6-1 forward); Freshmen — James Ouellette (511 forward), Andrew Darling (5-8 guard). Spruce Mountain Girls’ Basketball Coach: Gavin Kane (second year) Last year's record: 18-2, lost in Western B quarterfinals Returning players: Juniors — Victoria Ouellette (5-10 forward), Ladesta Tracy (5-5 guard); Sophomores — Emily Keene (5-7 forward), Samantha Richards (5-11 center), Nicole Hamblin (5-7 guard), Vanese Barnes (5-7 forward), Amia Pelletier (5-7 forward), Cameron Rose Casidee Couture Emily Acritelli Greg Whitney Erin Gats Owen Timberlake Zachary Butterfield Josh Wilcox Pat Ryan Peter Theriault Emily Keene Victoria Ouellette Outlook: Spruce will be inexperienced after losing the top seven players from a team that beat Class C champion Dirigo during the season and routed Wells in the Class B tournament. Theriault and Ryan saw limited minutes on that team. The rest of the team is raw but talented. The Phoenix will have athleticism but not a wealth of size. Coach’s comment: “I think we have the ability to surprise some teams later in the year.” — Coach Chris Bessey Kailee Newcomb (5-5 guard), Amanda Castonguay (5-6 guard). Key losses: Alexi Deering (guard), Kathryn Ventrella (guard), Ashley Dorey (forward), Micaela Baron (forward), Ashlee Quirrion (guard), Kristi Macomber (forward). Promsing newcomers: Senior — Loraynna Tracy (5-4 guard); Sophomore — Laura Wilkins (5-4 guard). Outlook: Graduating six seniors took a wealth of experience and leadership from a team that lost in the MVC game last year. The Phoenix still have a young group that showed great Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Alex Hartford promise last year. Many of the sophomores contributed significant minutes and could be ready for bigger roles this year. Coach’s comment: “Despite some serious graduation losses, I believe we will be right back in the hunt for an MVC title. That certainly is a goal of ours. We had numerous freshmen get some quality experience a year ago. We have made some gains with what we expect from our players defensively. If we continue to buy inito our defensive philosophy than I think the future is bright.” — Coach Gavin Kane WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 13 Dirigo High School Dirigo Boys’ Basketball Coach: Travis Magnusson (second year) Last year's record: 22-1, Class C champions Returning players: Seniors — Travis Frost (5-10 guard), Hunter Ross (5-7 guard), Robbie Babb (6-2 forward), Chad Snowman (5-10 guard); Junior — Dylan Kidder (5-11 forward); Dirigo Girls’ Basketball Coach: Reggie Weston (sixth year) Last year's record: 8-11, lost in Western C prelim Returning players: Seniors — Gretchen Bradbury (5-6 forward), Kayla Gaudin (5-9 forward), Alexis Noyes (5-1 guard), Ambyr Wilson (5-8 guard); Juniors — Lindsy Crutchfield Sophomores — Kaine Hutchins (6-1 forward), Tyler Frost (5-9 guard). Key losses: Caleb Turner (5-11 guard), Josh Turbide (5-10 guard), Cody St. Germain (6-4 forward), Ben Holmes (6-2 forward), Mitch Stanley (6-5 forward). Promising newcomers: Junior — Isiah Brown (6-2 forward); Sophomore — Nick St. Germain (6-3 forward); Freshmen — Clay Swett (6-2 forward), Riley Robinson (6-0 guard), Gavin Arsenault (5-11 guard). Outlook: The concept of success breeding success seems to apply to Dirigo, which lost four of its starting five from the Class C champions but remains a force in the MVC and the state. The Frost brothers and Babb should supply plenty of offense. Ross is a superb defender. Dirigo’s reinforcements saw plenty of varsity playing time in a slew of one-sided games last season, and the Cougars had the top JV team in the league. It all adds up to a likely run at a fifth consecutive regional title. (5-4 guard), Kelsey Wilson (5-5 guard); Sophomores — Meagan Bradbury (5-5 guard), Jessica Conant (5-9 guard/forward), Kelsey Hutchins (5-9 forward), Rachael Knight (5-9 forward). Key losses: Alyssa Wade (guard), Paige Murphy (guard), Miranda Shurtleff (guard), Angela Ronan (center). Promising newcomers: Sophomore — Gabby Scott; Freshmen — Sabrina Daud, Makenzie Lord, Emma Lueders, Lauren Henderson, Mariah Lafleur, Kyle Palmer, Summer Bradbury, Haley Turner, Anna Morrow. Outlook: The Cougars lost four regulars from last year and most of their offense. Many of the returning players will step in larger roles. Dirigo will be young but have some depth. Coach’s comment: “This group can be fun. They work hard and are not afraid to hit the floor. The MVC looks tough again this year, but we want to be right in the thick of it.” — Coach Reggie Weston Dirigo Wrestling Coach: Doug Gilbert (15th year) Last year's record: 25-3 in duals, Western Class C champions Returning athletes: Seniors — Misty Steward (112), Reilley Lombardi (132), Brett Whittemore (152), Thomas Barnett (160), D.J. Webber (170), Nelson Pepin (182), Alex Snowman (195), Zack White (220), Cliff Boynton (285); Juniors — Jesse Hutchinson (145), Julian Baldinelli (160), Gavin Sanders (182); Sophomore — Dexter Verrill (119). Key losses: Caleb Hall (132), Eric Holman (112), Bryan Blackman (145). Promising newcomers: Seniors — Dylan Lord (138), Spencer Trenoweth (182); Freshmen — Gus Brown (119), Griffyn Smith (106). Outlook: Dirigo is primed for a run at the regional and state titles. The Cougars return 12 of 14 starters from last year’s team, and Smith is among the newcomers expected to make an immediate impact. Baldinelli, Barnett and Lombardi were state runners-up a year ago. Coach’s comment: “Last year’s team won more tournaments and more dual meets than any team in Dirigo history. Expectations are very high.” — Coach Doug Gilbert Good Luck Dirigo Dirigo Cheering let's grow together Best of Luck Teams from 225 River Road, Mexico 207-369-9976 54 Fair Street, Norway 207-743-2638 800-991-9219 ofcu.org Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Oxford County Good Luck! 14 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Ellis Variety Diner & Gas Station 126 Weld Road Dixfield, ME 562-8284 Reilley Lombardi Chad Snowman Hunter Ross Coach’s comment: “We are a young team that will have to find our identity. We will be able to compete with any Travis Frost team in the conference, but there are going to be a lot of close games in the MVC.” — Coach Travis Magnusson Alexis Noyes Ambyr Wilson Kayla Gaudin Brett Whittemore Thomas Barnett Nelson Pepin Kayla Perry Michelle Morrison Coach: Melissa Carrier (fourth year) Assistant coach: Ryanne Brown (third year) Seniors: Michelle Morrison, Ashley Kimball; Juniors: Caitlin Gallant, Grace Hebert, Hannah Dorion, Katrina Riggs, Nikole Caitlin Gallant Breau, Kristina Feige; Sophomores: Kayla Perry, Kaitlin Morang, Mika Johnson, Michaela RyersonWing; Freshman: Desiree Broadway, Rebecca Wright, Mackenzie Houghton, Kaitlyn York, Celine Bolduc, Gabrielle Chartier, Julianna Levesque. Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Monmouth Academy Monmouth Boys’ Basketball Coach: Lucas Turner (fourth year) Last year's record: 3-15 Returning players: Seniors — Drew McFarren (6-4 forward), Billy Cummings (5-9 guard), Devin West (5-9 guard), Chris Armstrong (5-8 guard), Cody Gallagher (5-11 guard); Juniors — Brandon Goff (6-1 forward), Marcques Houston (6-3 junior), Brett Wilson (6-1 guard), D.J. McHugh (5-6 Monmouth Girls’ Basketball Coach: Scott Wing (third year) Last year's record: 8-11, lost in Western C prelim Returning players: Seniors — Melissa Brassard (5-7 guard/ forward), Danielle Bumann (5-4 guard), Brianna Hicks (5-5 guard/forward), Daisi Poole (5-4 guard/forward), Sierra Spencer (5-6 forward); Juniors — Ashley Coulombe (5-3 guard), Kylie Kemp (5-6 guard/forward), Paxton Lessard (5-5 guard), Krystin Kemp (5-8 Monmouth Wrestling Coach: Shawn Schultz (ninth year) Returning athletes: Senior — Paul Harris (220); Juniors — James Gambino (138), Stewart Buzzell (145); Sophomores — Alex Turbide (120), Ryan Scott (126), Angus Koller (152), Garrick Ridlon (170), Brenton Thompson (182). Promising newcomers: Freshmen — Emily Levasseur (106), Nathan guard); Sophomore — Kasey Smith (6-3 forward). Key losses: Scott Peacock (6-0 forward), Nick Trenholm (5-9 guard), Ben Woodman (6-1 center), Cam Copeland (6-0 center). Promising newcomers: Juniors Billy Cummings Chris Armstrong — Alex Curtis (6-2 forward), Joe Menice (5-6 guard), Nick Tozier 12. The Mustangs should rebound (6-4 forward). this season with most of their roster Outlook: After two playoff returning. McFarren, Houston and appearances, Monmouth dipped back Smith provide experience and size. to the lower tier of the MVC in 2011forward), Amanda Anair (5-6 forward). Key losses: Kristine Kahl (forward), Molly Menice (guard), Colby Wilson (guard). Promising newcomers: Sophomores — Caroline Bonenfant (5-4 guard), Jenna Davies (5-7 forward); Freshmen — Haley West (5-7 forward), Sidney Wilson (5-4 guard). Outlook: The Mustangs lost four players to soccer injuries last year. Spencer, Hicks, Bumann and Coulombe all return and join the veterans that nearly won a prelim game and reached the quar- Beaudoin (170), Austin Messier (170), Ben Larson (220), Kyler Czerepanyn (285). Outlook: The Mustangs remain a young team but have consistently generated strong individual talent at the Class C level. Gambino and Koller were state-meet qualifiers a years ago. Coach’s comment: “We have a strong, young team with a lot of potential. We are only missing about two weight classes.” — Coach Shawn Schultz Dirigo Skiing Coach: Ann Speth (second year) Last year's record: Boys: 12th at Class C states; Girls: 6th at Class C states Returning players: Boys: Juniors — Sam Rock, Sawyer Smith, Ethan Cantin, Seth Tashnay. Girls: Seniors — Silvia Lutick, Kate Bonney, Addy Fuller; Junior — Krystal Blood. Key losses: None. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Ben Brianna Hicks terfinals in Augusta. Monmouth should be competitive again and make a push for a playoff berth. Devin West Goff is a third-year varsity player and could emerge as one of the top players in the MVC. Coach’s comment: “I believe the MVC Daisi Poole Drew McFarren is going to be wide-open this season. There should be some good basketball night in and night out across the region.” — Coach Lucas Turner Melissa Brassard Coach’s comment: “Returning four experienced players, who each missed last season, we are working to Sierra Spencer find what each person's role will be for the upcoming season.” — Coach Scott Wing Monmouth Cheering Paul Harris Buck; Girls: Senior — Natalie Bolduc. Outlook: The Cougars have added to their program, nearly doubling their numbers. All nine girls are returning, so they could become a factor in Class C. The boys lost one skier and could make significant gains with what is still a fairly young team. Coach’s comment: “We’ll be competitive at MVCs and I think we’ll be competitive at states.” — Coach Ann Speth Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Danielle Bumann Cody Gallagher Coach: Michael Gilbert (first year) Assistant coaches: Samantha Kaplan and Laurie Gifford Seniors: Miranda Allen, Emilie Greenwald, Destinay Powers. Juniors: Meagan Michaud, Maegan Currie. Sophomores: Hannah Kerrigan, Emily Lombardo, Sierra Perron, Kaylee St. Pierre. Freshmen: Elissa Arsenault, Kasey Cunliffe, Anna Kulinski, Amelia Rowe. Emilie Greenwold Miranda Allen FINLEY FUNERAL HOME 15 Church St, Livermore Falls 897-3588 www.finleyfuneralhome.com Silvia Lutick Addy Fuller Kate Bonney Best Wishes, Monmouth! WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 15 Mt. Blue High School Mt. Blue Wrestling Coach: Bob O'Connor (eighth year) Last year's record: 22-1 in dual meets; Eastern Class A champions Returning athletes: Seniors — Khalil Newbill (126), Kevin Moore (132), Drew Blanchet (138), Nick Hyde (145), Travis Stuard (220); Junior — Tyler Sennick (182). Key losses: Chris Ingram (152), Caleb Farrington Mt. Blue Girls’ Basketball Coach: Tom Philbrick (fourth year) Last year's record: 12-7, lost in Eastern A quarterfinal Returning players: Seniors — Jaycee Mullen (5-10 forward), Kayla Newbill (5-6 forward), Amy Hilton (5-4 guard), Meg Hall (5-7 forward), Gabrielle Foy (5-7 Mt. Blue Skiing: Alpine Coach: Mark Cyr (10th year) Last year's record: Boys: Class A state champions; Girls: Class A state champions. Returning skiers: Boys: Junior — Cory Iba; Sophomore (170), Joey Metcalf (220), Zach Faulkner (160). Promising newcomers: N/A. Outlook: The carryover from Mt. Blue’s state championship football season may hurt the wrestling team early in the season. The Cougars already are dealing with low numbers and will be impacted by a few nagging fall injuries. Newbill and Moore won individual titles a year ago to lead the Cougars to their second straight team crown. So far Mt. Blue has picked up only one wrestler from its middle school program. guard), Mackenzie Conlogue (5-7 guard), Alyssa Williams (57 guard), Miranda Nicely (5-10 guard/forward; Juniors — Kiana Thompson (5-5 guard), Addie Brinkman (5-10 forward). Key losses: Corrine Dingley (forward) Promising newcomers: Junior — Emily Knowles; Sophomore — Rachelle Bator, Taylor Hollingdale; Freshman — Caitlin Kane. — Anthony Franchetti, Felix Bonnevie, Max Kay. Girls: Senior — Katie Lewis; Juniors —Mallory Parker, Katerina Bessey, Hannah Gibson; Sophomore —Becky Close. Key losses: Lucas Bonnevie, North Kay, Alex Chandler, Heather Farrington, Abby Ellis, Marina West. Drew Blanchet Kevin Moore Coach’s comment: “My only goal is to have my athletes 100 percent at the regional tournament. Outlook: The Cougars have almost everyone back with a little tourney seasoning after last year’s quarterfinal loss. Foy, Hilton and Nicely were all KVAC all-stars. Mt. Blue hopes to continue to rise and be a team to watch in Eastern A. Coach’s comment: “We are a veteran team that now has tournament experience. Hopefully, this will help us in what lies ahead.” — Tom Philbrick Promising newcomers: Boys: Dylan Roberts, Kyle Farrington, Liam Welch. Outlook: The Cougars are in the unfamiliar position of skiing without a safety net this year. The depth that has been the trademark of their dominance isn’t there this year. But the talent, while young, is still there Amy Hilton to repeat. Kay finished third behind the skimeister champion, brother North. Parker looks to improve on top-10 finishes in both events last year. If they stay healthy and upright, the Cougars will have to make room for more hardware. Coach’s comment: “I think Khalil Newbill Nick Hyde We should be a good tournament team as long as we stay healthy.” — Coach Bob O’Connor Gabrielle Foy we have some really talented newcomers and the returning athletes are fired up to repeat.” — Coach Mark Cyr Nordic Coach: David Nordstrom and Patty Veayo (fourth year) Last year's record: Boys: 2nd at Class A states; Girls: 3rd at Class A states. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Zach Veayo, Sully Jackson Juniors — Ike Doiron, Silas Rogers, Dustin Staples; Sophomores — Max Kay, Dan Lesko, Sam McIntosh. Girls: Seniors — Ruth Leopold, Shireen Luick, Deanna Miranda Nicely Richards; Juniors — Anja Nordstrom, Sarah Wade; Sophomores — Leah Hardy. Key losses: North Kay, Addie Cullenberg, Molly Fissette, Emily Ramsey. Promising newcomers: Boys: Sophomore — Brendan Hickey; Freshmen — Steve Minns, Andrew Roberts, Liam Welch Girls: Senior — Sarah Enos; Junior — Cheryl Fichter; Freshman — Miriam Cohen. Outlook: The boys lost just one scorer, so the talent, experience and chemistry are there to make another run at Class A domi- Mt. Blue skiing page 17 ‰ Good Luck to all area Teams!! Kay Advanced Dental Concepts Roger Allen Kay, D.D. S. P.A. 32 Main Street, Livermore Falls, Maine 04254 207-897-4444 Farmington Area, Call: 207-778-6383 16 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Mt. Blue skiing continued nance. Veayo and Staples figure to be among the favorites for individual state titles. The girls have a championship contender of their own in Wade but it will take some time for the rest of the team to gel. Coach’s comment: “The high level of mutual support within the team keeps everyone strong, focused and happy. This is the foundation that keeps us in the mix.” — Coach David Nordstrom Alpine Felix Bonnevie Katie Lewis Mallory Parker Mt. Blue Boys’ Basketball Coach: Josh Bishop (first year) Last year's record: 16-5, lost in Eastern Class A championship Returning players: Junior — Nate Backus, Kindle Bonsall. Key losses: Cam Sennick (6-5 forward), Steve Yardley (6-0 guard), Eric Berry (6-1 guard), Blake Hart (6-1 guard), Nick Hilton (6-4 forward), Jamie Brooks (6-2 forward), Aaron Gagnon (5-10 guard), Chad Luker (6-2 forward), Zak Kendall (6-2 forward), Jordan Whitney (5-8 guard), Cam Abbott (6-2 guard). Promising newcomers: Seniors Mt. Blue Cheering Max Kay Caley Miranda Nordic Anja Nordstrom Dustin Staples Laura Dunham — Elliot McArthur, Jamie Schank, Charlie Martin; Junior — Brian Durrell; Sophomores — Colton Lawrence, Justin Evans, Drew Parsons, Kody Vining, Brad Durrell, Evan Backus, Devon Hoyt. Outlook: Everything is new at Mt. Blue, from the gym to the players to the coach. Bishop moves over from Carrabec to fill the big shoes of legendary Jim Bessey, who won almost 500 games. In addition to graduating its starting five, Mt. Blue saw three of its state championship football players elect not to come out for basketball and another lost for the season due to a knee injury. The Cougars will be ex- Coach: Angela Whelpley (four years) Seniors: Laura Dunham, Caley Miranda, Macey Smith; Juniors: Kayla Bard, Samantha Hinkley, Danika Morin, Nicole Osborne, Brooklynn Pease. Sophomores: Ashley Bouchard, Emily Walsh. Freshmen: Taylor Collins, Samantha Farmer, Chelse Macomber, Gabrielle Walsh. Charlie Martin Kindle Bonsall tremely young and plan to build around Backus and Bonsall, who saw limited time in last year’s run to the regional title game. Coach’s comment: “Even though we have no one with a ton of var- Mtn. Valley Skiing: Alpine Nordic Coach: Seth Fournier (10th year) Last year's record: Boys: 2nd at Class C states; Girls: 3rd at Class C states. Returning skiers: Boys: Junior — Lance Richard, ; Sophomore — Jared Arsenault, Corbin Arsenault, Connor Woods, Tucker Phelps. Girls: Juniors — Katie Collette, Elizabeth Adley; Sophomore —Sarah Klein. Key losses: Nate Nicols, Nick Wells, Noah Tanguay Collins, Rebecca Maifeld. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — J.T. Greene, Isaac Brennick. Girls: Junior — Ellie Hall. Outlook: The Falcons made a strong debut in Class C last year and will continue to be a force there and in the MVC. With Collette and Klein, the girls return their top talent. The boys graduated a state alpine champion in Nicols and three of their top four finishers at states but should improve with experience and become a factor in February. Coach’s comment: “The girls have a talented team this year and, if they can stand and ski well, they should have a good chance at states.” — Coach Seth Fournier from your friends at Coach: Ray Broomhall (second year) Last year's record: Boys: 10th at Class C states; Girls: 11th at Class C states. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Jeremy DeTellis, Michael La ke, Andrew Phelps; Juniors — Andrew Boucher, Lance Richard; Sophomores — Jared Arsenault, Corbin Arsenault, Connor Woods. Girls: Juniors — Katherine Mills, Kristin Gould. Key losses: Nick Woods, Hannah Lapointe, Samantha Glover. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshman — J.T. Greene. Girls: Senior —Autum Koch; Juniors — Elizabeth Adley, Katherine Collette, Abbey Pinkham. Outlook: Three of the female newcomers have never skied cross country. But Broomhall can Celebrating 32 Years of Counting on You! 1980-2012 Norm’s Redemption Center 680 Main St., Wilton Zach Veayo Macey Smith Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 sity experience, we come with heart, dedication, team work, intensity and positive attitudes. By the end of the year we will compete with anyone in the conference.” — Coach Josh Bishop Mountain Valley High School GOOD LUCK! Sarah Wade Nate Backus 778-2045 Farmington, Me Mon. Tues. Thurs. & Fri 9-4:45 Sat. 9-12:30 Closed Wednesday & Sunday Mtn. Valley skiing page 18 ‰ GOOD LUCK to All Area Teams from kyes INSURANCE Farmington 778-9862 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 17 Mountain Valley High School Mtn. Valley Girls’ Basketball Coach: Tammy Gallant (second year) Last year's record: 12-7, lost in Western B prelim. Returning players: Seniors — Brooke Dolloff (5-10 forward), Makenzie Gallant (5-8 forward), Darbi Brown (5-7 guard), Addy Gorham (5-11 center); Juniors — Katie Puiia (5-4 guard), Brena Brown (5-5 guard), Jena Plourde (5-11 center), Nichole Couch (5-5 guard). Key losses: Ayla Allen (forward), Chrissy Briggs Mtn. Valley Boys’ Basketball Coach: Tom Danylik (first year) Last year's record: 11-8, lost in Western Class B preliminary Returning players: Seniors — Jacob Theriault (6-1 guard), Ryan Nicols (5-10 guard), Milo Jodrey (6-1 forward/center), Sean Murphy (5-10 guard), Scott Nicols (5-10, guard/forward), Colin Merrill (5-11 forward); Sophomores — Brad Marshall (60 guard), Tom Marshall (6-0 guard). Key losses: Zak Radcliffe (5-8 guard), Andrew Child (6-1 forward). Mtn. Valley Wrestling Coach: Chris Bean (second year) Last year's record: Third in Class B Returning athletes: Senior — Nicole Burgess (106); Juniors — Jake Thornton (120), Anthony Boucher (170); Sophomores — Brandon Gill (126), Nate Boucher (132), Dakota Jacques (138), Ian Austin (160). Key losses: Joe Provencher (138), Robert Worthley (152), Ryan Glover (285). Promising newcomers: Senior — Santos Rodriguez (195); Junior — Zach Cross (182); Freshmen — Mike Provencher (113), Tyler Cote (170). (guard), Kaitlin Armstrong (guard), Makayla White (guard). Promising newcomers: Juniors — Kaitlyn Virgin (5-6 forward), Shannon Laubauskas (5-5 guard); Sophomores — Abby Parent (5-6 forward), Adelle Oswald (5-4 guard); Freshmen — Sydney Petrie (5-9 forward), Karen Flaherty (5-4 guard). Outlook: The Falcons graduated four experienced seniors, including Allen, one of the top players in the MVC. Mountain Valley hopes to make up for the losses with more transition baskets and some solid defense. Coach’s comment: “We want to focus on tough defense because it leads to more transition ofPromising newcomers: Seniors — Adam Volkernick (6-0 guard), Ryan Stickney (6-2 center), Will Cunningham (5-9 guard), Dominic Haines (5-11 guard); Sophomore — Caleb Gauvin (6-1 forward/center). Outlook: Danylik was named coach only a few weeks before the start of practice, but he inherits a senior-dominated club that should contend for the MVC title and a return to the Class B floor in Portland after a year away. Theriault is perhaps the most dangerous outside shooter in the conference. The point of emphasis in Danylik’s new system is defense, and so far he likes what he sees. The Falcons don’t have much size, so crashing the boards will be essential to their success. Outlook: The Falcons will build around four wrestlers — Burgess, Jacques, Gill and Nate Boucher — who placed in the top four at states a year ago. Thornton was seeded to score points, as well, before he was sidelined from that meet due to illness. Beyond that group, Mountain Valley is relatively young in terms of varsity mat time. Bean is hoping for a couple of a late arrivals that would bolster the team considerably. Even with their current roster, the Falcons again should challenge Fryeburg for Western B supremacy. Coach’s comment: “Some of the people we wanted to show up didn’t show up, and Addy Gorham Brooke Dolloff fense. I want the girls to play a north/south game, not an east/west game. We will focus on doing basics well. I want them to shoot the ball and not be afraid to deviate from the play if they have an Jacob Theriault Milo Jodrey Darbi Brown open look. Our goal is to be in better shape than our opponents. So conditioning within drills will be a big focus in practice.” — Coach Tammy Gallant Ryan Nicols Coach’s comment: “The kids have done a great job so far accepting and learning a new system, Makenzie Gallant Sean Murphy and their effort in practice has been great.” — Coach Tom Danylik Mtn. Valley skiing continued Jake Thornton Nicole Burgess that’s going to hurt us. But we think it’s up for grabs.” — Coach Chris Bean point to several skiers who went into last year without much seasoning and became competitive by year’s end. Woods and the Arsenaults finished 3-5 in the Class C skimeister standings. Coach’s comment: “They’ll all come along by the end of the year. I’m not going to say we’ll have a powerhouse, but the kids will do well.” — Coach Ray Broomhall Katherine Collette Good Luck Mountain Valley let's grow together 486 Prospect Ave. Call 364-3700 Top of Falls Hill, Rumford, ME www.adleys.com GOOD LUCK ALL MOUNTAIN VALLEY TEAMS! 18 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 225 River Road, Mexico 207-369-9976 54 Fair Street, Norway 207-743-2638 Jeremie DeTellis 800-991-9219 ofcu.org Katherine Mills Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Oxford County Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Mt. Abram High School Mt. Abram Skiing: Alpine Coach: Bob Luce (eighth year) Last year's record: Boys: 8th in Class B; Girls: 3rd in Class B Returning skiers: Boys: Senior — Caleb Taylor; Sophomores — Tristan Fye. Girls: Juniors — Elise Luce, Emily Listowich Key losses: Parker Kennedy, Erin Luce. Promising newcomers: Boys: Junior — Jed Stevens. Girls: Senior — Anna Pelegay; Freshman — Beyley Debiase . Outlook: Luce has the biggest team he’s ever had in his tenure, but a number of them haven’t raced or are snow- boarders trying out skiing. Still, there is some of the best talent in the state, particularly Elise Luce, the defending alpine champion. Her sister, since graduated, was runner-up, and the Roadrunners are hoping a healthy Listowich can help fill that void. Coach’s comment: “It’s a building year, but it’s good that we have those numbers that we didn’t have in prior years.” — Coach Bob Luce Thomas Faraday Nordic Coach: Buzz and Sally Bean (26th year) Last year's record: Boys: 6th at Class B states, MVC champions; Girls: Third at Mt. Abram Girls’ Basketball Coach: Doug Lisherness (27th year) Last year's record: 11-9, lost in Western C quarterfinal. Returning players: Seniors — Miranda Smith (5-8 forward), Annie Dexter (5-11 center), Mikayla Luce (5-5 guard), Jill Howard (5-7 forward), Staci Plog (5-6 forward) Key losses: Sam Werzanski (guard), Promising newcomers: Junior — Sarenah Lariviere Jay Chenard Class B states, MVC champions. Returning skiers: Boys: Senior — Jay Chenard; Junior — Thomas Faraday; Sophomores — Trevor Brackley, Draegan Tooker. Girls: Juniors — Emma Houston, Ivy Mitman; Sophomores — Hattie Rosenberg, Reilly Romanoski. Key losses: Trent Rosenberg, Nick Elise Luce Carlton, Sadie James Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Courtland Talmage. Outlook: The Roadrunners lost their top skier, James, who transferred to Gould, but return their next four to defend their conference title and expect to improve with more experience. The boys won’t give up their title without Mt. Abram Boys’ Basketball the bulk of its roster for the second straight season. Hupper was a three-year starter and the team's top scoring and rebounding threat. The Roadrunners have some quickness in the backcourt and some muscle in the paint, and many of their key contributors are coming off a successful soccer season. They hope that taste of winning translates to the hardwood, where Mt. Abram aims to be a playoff team for the first time in many years. Mtn. Valley Cheering Chandler Gallant EDMUNDS MARKET Our Great Grocery Prices Stay the Same for Weeks Not Just Days! H NOW OPEN H 24 Hour Gas Pump AGENCY LIQUOR STORE ATM inside Store Good Luck Mt. Abram! Rt. 4 Bypass, Phillips • 639-3721 Ethan Boyd Emma Houston a fight, either, with Chenard, one of the top classical skiers in the state and breakthrough seasons from Faraday, Brackley and Tooker expected. Coach’s comment: “We’re going to have a clump of boys, which we haven’t had in a long time, and that’s how you get things going.” — Coach Buzz Bean (5-6 forward); Sophomores — Brooke-lyn Millbury (5-6 guard), Mckenzie Tyler (5-5 forward); Freshmen — Mikayla Martin (5-5 guard), Keeley Marble (5-5 guard). Outlook: The Roadrunners only graduated one player and have a seasoned group returning and some size. After reaching the quarterfinals last year, Mt. Abram could build off that success. Coach’s comment : “We are not young anymore. We have enough balance. So we should be competitive with everyone in our MVC.” — Coach Doug Lisherness Jill Howard Coach: Trevis Knapp (third year) Last year's record: 4-14 Returning players: Seniors — Ethan Boyd, Ian James; Juniors — Calum Dixon, Solomon Fast, David Ricker, Arthur Ryan, Amos Withee; Sophomore — Dylan Ireland. Key loss: Tyler Hupper. Promising newcomers: Sophomores — Jake Davenport, Tristen Dyer, Quinton Hanna, Bryson Walker. Outlook: Mt. Abram returns Emily Listowich Ian James Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Katlyn Burgess CASH FUEL Reasonable Prices Prompt Service Best of Luck to Mt. Abram Teams! 101 Farmington Rd, Strong, ME 04983 Phone: 207-684-2990 Miranda Smith Coach: Linda Burns (12 years) Assistant coach: Kassie Elliott (seven years) Seniors: Kori Thomas, Chandler Gallant, Christa Vattes, Renee Knox, Katlyn Burgess, Samantha Cummings; Juniors: Saramae Parlin, Kelsey Blanchard, Daniella Devila, Marina Deroche; Sophomores: Shelby McDiffett, Leah Perry; Freshmen: Alex Durland, Victoria Meader, Claudia Renee Knox Gallant, Stacey Roberts. Kori Thomas y River Sand Mikayla Luce Street Service Good Luck ! Main m CAR CARRIER SERVICE Mt. Abra Strong, Maine • 684-4037 We Service All Calls WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 19 Oak Hill High School Oak Hill Boys’ Basketball Coach: Tom Smith (second year) Last year's record: 0-18 Returning players: Seniors — Kelsey Lamothe (6-1 forward), Chuck Little (5-4 guard), Sam Morin (5-10 guard), Dustin Beard (6-1 guard); Juniors — Parker Asselin (6-0 guard/forward), Brady Dion (5-6 guard), Derek Gamage (6-5 center); Sophomores — Alex Mace (5-10 guard), Kyle Fields (6-3 forward). Key losses: None. Promising newcomers: Seniors — Dalton Burns (5-1 guard), Trever Samson (6-1 forward/guard); Junior — Luke Washburn (6-3 center). Outlook: After a brutal final season as the smallest school in the KVAC, Oak Hill Girls’ Basketball Coach: Tom Morong (fourth year) Last year's record: 4-14 Returning players: Senior — Julie Morneault (5-5 guard); Junior — Kelsey Collins (5-9 forward); Sophomores — Sadie Goulet (5-5 guard), Hayley Marshall (5-5 guard), Kayla Veilleux (5-9 forward), Meagan Crosby (5-7 forward), Iris Abbott (5-6 guard), Danielle Samson (5-4 guard), Toni Hart (5-5 forward), Vanessa Wright (5-5 guard). Key losses: Darby Beaulieu (guard), Jane Marston (guard), Alexis Priest (guard), Oak Hill Cheering Marrissa Caskin (guard). Promising newcomers: Seniors — Brianna Hodgkins (5-10 center), Gabby Green (5-6 forward); Junior — Lauren Beganny (5-8 forward); Freshmen — Jamie Prue (5-6 guard), Grace Sabine (5-7 guard/forward). Outlook: The Raiders lost some veteran talent and return a young roster. Oak Hill still has some promise with a large sophomore group. Goulet and Marshall saw regular starting time last year while Morneault, Veilleux and Crosby contributed as well. Veilleux will miss the start of the year to injury but Hodgkins and Green return after a year off and Collins is back after an injury. Coach’s comment: “Obviously we are still Coach: Louise Gauthier (first year) Assistant coach: Tiffany Caton Seniors: Alyssa Cote, Kearstern Robichaud, Shana Cheetham, Brianna Colegrove. Juniors: Tabby Reindeau, Ashley Breton, Ashley Whitten, Miranda Wood. Freshmen: Mirah Easler, Abby Cote. Alyssa Cote the Raiders finally get a chance to pick on teams their own size (and smaller, mostly) in the MVC. Better yet, Oak Hill is a year older and stronger and gets back three top players who didn’t suit up a season ago. Burns, Dion and Samson all are capable of playing the point. There’s size with Gamage and the addition of Washburn in the middle. And the Raiders had an entire year plus a full summer schedule to Kelsey Collins Luke Washburn get acquainted with Smith’s system. Coach’s comment: “Night-in and Hayley Marshall Parker Asselin night-out, it will be a lot easier for us to match up.” — Coach Tom Smith Sadie Goulet Julie Morneault Don Vannah Sadie Austin young but this team is deep and could surprise.” — Coach Tom Morong Oak Hill Wrestling Coach: Ric Swett (second year, ninth overall) Last year's record: 1-20 in dual meets Returning athletes: Senior — Don Vannah (160); Junior — Sadie Austin (170). Key losses: None. Promising newcomers: Sophomore — Frank Smith (106); Freshmen — Zach Cloutier (113), Andrey Klokov (120/126), Carter LaBrecque (113/120), Brendon Tervo (145), Sam Woodard (138/145). Outlook: The Raiders endured a tough season in 2011-12 with only three wrestlers Brianna Colegrove Derek Gamage and no state qualifiers. With Swett now in his second year since returning to the program, word-of-mouth is beginning to pay off. Oak Hill is a young, growing and decidedly co-ed team. Vannah has the ability to place in the state meet. La Brecque was a middle school conference champion, and Swett expects him to contend immediately for a state medal. Oak Hill moves from the KVAC to the Mid-State League this season. Coach’s comment: “This will be another rebuilding year at Oak Hill. Maintaining the numbers and developing the incoming freshman class will be a top priority.” — Coach Ric Swett www.sunjournal.com Your source for sports news This 2012 Winter High School Sports section was prepared by: Sports Editor: Justin Pelletier 689-2894 Special Sections Editor: Denise Scammon 689-2997 Sports writers: Kearstern Robichaud Shana Cheetham 20 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Tony Blasi Kevin Mills Kalle Oakes Randy Whitehouse Nathan Fournier jvarsit y s / m o c . na l sunjour Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Lisbon High School Lisbon Boys’ Basketball Coach: Jake Gentle (first year) Last year's record: 1-17 Returning players: Seniors — Bradley Groh (6-3 forward), Kyle Sheehan (6-1 forward), Mason Haley (5-10 guard), Ryan Brewer (5-10 guard), Nick Collins (6-0 forward); Juniors — Kendal Roy (5-7 guard), Tucker Brannon (5-10 guard), Jacob Bremmer (6-6 center); Sophomores — Johnny Yim (5-10 guard), Kyle Bourget (5-10 guard). Key losses: Derick Lycette (6-1 forward), Mason Smith (5-8 guard). Promising newcomers: Sophomore — Cole Greaves (6-2 forward); Freshman — Marcarthur Kilby (6-2 forward). Outlook: Lisbon ended a lengthy MVC losing streak late last season and returns most of that cast. Gentle takes over after leading the Greyhounds girls’ program to several tournament appearances. The depth Lisbon Girls’ Basketball Coach: Julie Wescott (second year) Last year's record: 7-12, lost in Western C prelim. Returning players: Seniors — Bailey Madore (5-6 guard), Denise Thomas (5-8 guard/ forward), Jordan Kates (5-6 guard/forward), Elyssa Hubert (5-3 guard); Sophomore — Mia Durgin (5-4 guard). Key losses: Jessica Campbell (forward), Alexa Harmon (guard), Briana Moore (forward), Haley Eck (guard), Sarah Giraldo (guard). Promising newcomers: Seniors — Chantel Poland (5-6 guard/forward), Sarah Stone (5-9 Lisbon Wrestling Coach: Mark Stevens (16th year) Last year's record: Fifth in Class C Returning athletes: Juniors — Zach Stevens (132), Tyler Bard (138), David Moore (190), Dylan Dall (145), Josh Collier (145); Sophomores — Cody Brauneis (106), J.D. Martin (119), Mike Demarest (126). Key loss: Zach Splude (171). Promising newcomers: Senior — Ben Kates (160); Junior — Darius Slaughter (145); Sophomore — Jake Mulderig (112); Freshmen — Ashley Patten (120), Ia n Arsenault (140). Outlook: Lisbon is a year older but still young after a year in which it took a step back from its usual perch in the top three of Class C. Zach Stevens was a 120-pound Bradley Groh of Lisbon’s senior class and Bremmer’s size in the paint provide building blocks. Rebounding and turnovers have been areas of deficiency that the forward); Juniors — Abigail Roy (5-9 forward), Katelyn Fowler (5-11 forward); Sophomore — Mikayla Yanez (5-2 guard); Freshmen — Breann Sautter (5-5 guard), Adrianna White (5-10 forward). Outlook: The Greyhounds lost most of their experienced players from last year. The small returning group has some seasoning and the players will have to step into larger roles. Lisbon will be young and building but has a solid group of newcomers to work with. Coach’s comment: “Five seniors graduated last year, but this year’s group has senior leadership that will help mold the inexperienced players. They’re a great hard working group of state champion and Bard and Moore each reached the semifinals. The Greyhounds will have improved depth in both the younger grades and lower weight classes. They’ll tackle the same rugged schedule as always, including all the major Maine invitationals and a trip to Essex Junction, Vt. Coach’s comment: “Everybody should be a little bit better with another year of experience.” — Coach Mark Stevens Kyle Sheehan Mason Haley Nick Collins Greyhounds must correct in order to contend for a Class C tournament berth. Coach’s comment: “This season we Bailey Madore Denise Thomas Ryan Brewer expect to compete with teams in our conference. We have some experienced upperclassmen that will lead the team.” — Coach Jake Gentle Jordan Kates Elyssa Hubert kids who are hungry to improve and earn another playoff spot.” — Coach Julie Wescott Lisbon Cheering Coach: Kristina Doughty (15 years) Assistant coach: Dani Tannenbaum Seniors: Gabrielle Ouellette, Kaitlyn Doustou, Savannah Porter, Kristen Carter, Justice Fraser-Gagnon, Miranda Carroll; Juniors: Keri Woodcock, Olivia Bulgin; Sophomores: Loren Grant, Taylor Martin, Courtney Campbell, Dustin Wood, Kristen Wood, Abby Curtis; Freshmen: Hannah Berube, Brittney Brown, Kaylan Pacheco, Cassidy Daly. David Moore Tyler Bard Zach Stevens Lisbon cheering page 22 ‰ Start your generation of musicians... ube’s Music New & Used Musical Equipment 6 Capital Ave Lisbon Falls, ME 207-353-6001 Lessons, Rentals, On-site Repairs and more... Good Luck Lisbon Greyhounds! Midtown Plaza • (207) 353-7600 www.dubesmusic.com www.donsauto-truckservice.com Best of Luck to the Lisbon Greyhound Teams! Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 21 Winthrop Boys’ Basketball Winthrop High School Maranacook / Winthrop/Hall-Dale Boys’ Hockey Coach: Andy Dube (third year) Last year's record: 10-9 Returning players: Seniors — Matt Plourde, Zack Glazier, Tyler Stockford, Tom Pietroski, Tyler Plante. Juniors — Nic Lacasse, Jared Hanson, Zack Besette, Zack Phinney, Dan Condon. Key Loses: Jason Laporte, Ian Palmer. Promising newcomers: N/A. Outlook: The MHW Hawks will be a competitive bunch who will be trying to lock up a playoff spot. Offensively, Dan Condon and Matt Plourde who had 39 and 29 points respectively should again lead the way. Tyler Plante had solid numbers in net last year and will also be a key to the Hawks’ success. Coach’s comment: “I have no idea what this season will bring. We are hoping to make the playoffs, and be around .500. We have a goalie that is returning for a second full season, and 10 repeat players that should contribute.” — Coach Andy Dube Winthrop Girls’ Basketball (5-7 forward). Key losses: Amy Belanger (guard). Promising newcomers: Senior — Megan Bateman (5-4 guard); Sophomores — Micheala Ketchen (5-6 guard), Gabby Mitchneck (5-1 guard); Freshmen — Angel Abbott (5-2 guard), Danielle Kotow (5-4 guard), Lily Ouellette (5-4 guard), Kelsey Stoneton (5-4 guard). Outlook: The Ramblers have most of the roster back from and have more depth to work with. Between the extra Coach: Lonney Steeves (fifth year) Last year's record: 0-18 Returning players: Seniors — Shauna Carlson (5-10 forward), Jessica Scott (5-3 guard); Juniors — Alyssa Arsenault (5-6 forward), Randi Dennett (5-6 guard), Cat Ouellette (5-0 guard); Sophomore — Lilly Beauregard (5-8 forward), Ashley Dunham (5-7 forward), Gabby Stewart Winthrop Nordic Skiing Coach: Jay Lindsey (second year) Last year's record: Boys: 11th at Class C states; Girls: N/A Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Peter Michelsen, Aaron St. Pierre; Junior — Alex Chamberland; Sophomores — Isaac Johnson, Will Grimes. Girls: Junior — Rachel Ingram; Sophomore — Hayley Choate. Key losses: None Promising newcomers: Boys: Seniors — Sam Vigue; Dalton Cummins; Sophomore — Nolan Howe; Freshman — Matt Buck; Girls: Junior — Allie Conant; Freshmen — Olivia Audet, Emma Conrad, Hannah Blanchard, Julia Ahearn, Julie McConnell, Jada Choate, Maddie Thomas, Kaitlyn Souza. Outlook: Numbers have doubled for the Ramblers this year, so there is a lot of optimism about the program being on the way back. Michelsen was their most improved skier last year and could become a factor in Class C if he makes the same strides this year. Chamberland showed promise his first year skiing. Ingram is hoping Tom Pietroski year of seasoning and the deeper roster, Winthrop should continue to progress at a faster pace than last year. Coach’s comment: “We’re going to be better. More than anything else, we’ll be able to practice. Last year there were nights I had seven girls here. The biggest difference is being able to practice with five kids playing against another five kids. And now a lot of these kids have played for a year.” — Coach Lonney Steeves Aaron St. Pierre Dalton Cummins to make the leap from top-20 to top10 consistency and should be pushed by a promising freshman class. Coach: Todd MacArthur (second year) Last year's record: 3-15 Returning players: Senior — Hunter Kilgore (5-9 guard); Junior — Zach Steele (5-9 guard); Sophomores — Taylor Morang (5-7 guard), Dakota Carter (6-1 forward), Ben Allen (6-1 forward), Matt Sekerak (5-10 guard). Crispin Banda Key loss: Tyler Foster (6-1 forward). Promising newcomers: Senior — Crispin Banda (6-1 forward); Junior — Ethan Squires (5-10 forward); Sophomore — Nick Schlosser (5-6 guard); Freshman — Anthony Owens (6-3 center). Outlook: Winthrop hopes last year's growing pains and learning on the fly will pay off with a return to playoff contention. Morang started at point guard as a freshman and has shown dramatic improvement in the offseason. Carter Hunter Kilgore and Allen’s continued development are crucial for the Ramblers, who will regularly feature a rotation with no player taller than 6-1. Winthrop may be poised to end its four-year tournament drought. Coach’s comment: “They learned about the speed of the game last year. A lot of them were going from middle school to varsity.” — Coach Todd MacArthur Peter Michelsen Rachel Ingram Coach’s comment: “Last year, we had just enough, and this year, we have a pretty good contingent Sam Vigue of underclassmen. I’d like to be competitive.” — Coach Jay Lindsey For all the latest news and conversation from Western and Central Maine... Lisbon cheering “Like” us on continued facebook.com/SunJournal and Follow us on Gabrielle Ouellette 22 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Kaitlyn Doustou Kristin Carter Miranda Carroll twitter.com/SunJournal Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Poland Regional High School Poland Boys’ Basketball Coach: Tyler Tracy (third year) Last year's record: 11-9, lost in Western Class B quarterfinals Returning players: Senior — Nick Allen (5-10 guard); Juniors — C.J. Martin (5-10 guard), Josh Gary (6-4 forward), Billy Bickford (6-1 forward), Tyler Michaud (5-9 guard), Shawn Murphy (6-2 forward). Key losses: Ricky Bryant (6-0 forward), Jacob Littlefield (6-4 forward), Logan Nichols (5-10 Poland Girls’ Basketball Coach: Darren Littlefield (second year) Last year's record: 6-13, lost in Western B prelim Returning players: Seniors — Melora Lavoie (5-8 forward), Amanda Gibson (5-6 forward), Kayla Yirrell (5-11 center), Brittina Maheux (5-3 guard), Aliyah Gregory 5-9 center); Juniors — Emily Bolduc (5-8 guard), Lindsay Theriault (5-8 forward), Renee Reid (5-4 guard); Sophomores — Michaella Arsenault (5-8 forward), Hope Kohtala (5-7 guard), Caroline Littlefield (5-10 forward). Poland Track Coach: Kristin Ross (three years) Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors — Brandon Drottar (throws/sprints), Tony Whalen (sprints/jumps), Samuel Scales (throws), Dakota Wyne (distance). Junior — Austin Davis (Sprints). Sophomores — Kyle Herrick (sprints), Tony Benedict (throws), Will Bernier (sprints), Tyler Bateman (throws), Dylan Porter (throws). Girls: Seniors — Katie Letourneau (distance), Ashley Marchessault (distance), Juniors — Delaney Woodford (throws/distance), Katie Burgess (sprints); Sophomores — Haley Whitworth (throws), Amanda Dube (sprints). Promising newcomers: Boys: Juniors — Thomas Herring (distance), Dan Bernier Ashley Marchessault Delaney Woodford guard), Drew Peterson (6-2 forward), Jed Quint (6-1 guard), Nate Rybeck (6-0 forward). Promising newcomers: Juniors — Coady Lagasse (6-0 guard/forward), Shawn Mitchell (5-9 guard); Sophomores — Allan Young (6-3 forward), Adam Moody (6-1 forward), Zak Lowe (6-1 forward), Adam Mocciola (5-9 guard), Derek Michaud (5-5 guard). Outlook: Poland graduated four starters after making only the second quarterfinal-round playoff appearance in school history. The Knights will need to replace their point guard and much of their inside presence. The work ethic necessary to accomplish that has been on C. J. Martin Josh Gary display early against a preseason slate that included Class A opponents Gorham and Sanford. Poland must establish its new identity early in the regular season and play with a high level of enthusiasm and toughness every night in order Key losses: Katrina Seeley (guard), Danielle Miville (forward) Promising newcomers: Sophomores — Taylor Summers (5-10 forward), Marissa Zink (5-8 forward). Outlook: The Knights lost just two players from last year and return their top three scorers and top three rebounders, including Bolduc, an allconference guard. Poland won a program-high six games last year and earned a playoff spot. The Knights hope to build off that experience and go even higher this year. Brittina Maheux Amanda Gibson Coach’s comment: “If my girls play within their own individual strengths and also know what are the strengths of each of their teammates, we will be better.” — Coach Darren Littlefield (sprints), Matt Rabasco (sprints/jumps); Sophomores — Dalton Duclos (distance/ throws), Matt Gregory (throws), Joel Harris (distance), Robbie Porter (throws/sprints), Sean Kruse (mid-distance/sprints), Chase Thibault (throws); Freshmen — Cody Burgess (throws), Robbie Cleaves (distance), Thomas Flint (sprints), Evan Gallagher (sprints), Connor Greenleaf (throws), Nate Hoyt (sprints), Patrick Jacques (sprints), Ethan Letourneau (distance), Owen Priola (distance), Alex Thibault (throws), and Nate Verville (sprints). Outlook: The girls’ team is in a rebuilding year, but appears to be one of the most promising teams in the past few years. New faces combined with the returning leadership make this team solid. The depth of this group Katie Letourneau Brandon Drottar Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Shawn Murphy should improve ranks in both conference and state championships. The boys’ team is in a rebuilding year, particularly in the distance and throws field. There are many new faces that look to contribute to improving the boys’ record in both the conference and state championships. Coach’s comment: “There is no doubt that this will be a great season for the boys’ team; the returning leadership with the eager new faces create an amazing force. I am really looking forward to how far the team will go this season. The girls’ team is going to be very exciting to watch. With all disciplines well fielded this year, the team shows depth, and above all, lots of talent and determination. I look forward to seeing the success this team will have this season” — Coach Kristin Ross Samuel Scales Tony Whalen Tyler Michaud to overcome its youth. Coach’s comment: “As in every year, our conference is top to bottom one of the best in the state. With the exception of a couple teams, everyone is young, but talented.” — Coach Tyler Tracy Emily Bolduc Michaella Arsenault Poland Cheering Coach: Nikki Pratt (five years) Seniors: Paige Brousseau, Shelby Brown, Mikala Hayes, Keiko Sneed. Juniors: Ranissa Berry, Lydia Charest, Brianna Linscott, Katie Young. Sophomores: Abigail Brown, Amber Demers, Tia Lowndes, Becca Stacey-Outten, Kyla Sturtevant; Freshmen: Kailey Fortin, Jayla Monaghan. Mikala Hayes Paige Brousseau Shelby Brown WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 23 Buckfield Jr./Sr. High School Buckfield Girls’ Basketball Coach: Annette Caldwell (third year) Last year's record: 4-14 Returning players: Seniors — Elizabeth Strout (5-5 forward), Dakota Warren (5-6 forward), Mishell Mazon (5-7 center); Juniors — Gabby Therrialt (5-9 forward), Hannah Gallant (5-8 center), Abby Campbell (5-5 guard), Arrabine Dunn (5-9 center); Sophomore — Naudia Wesley (5-6 guard). Key losses: Caitlin Henderson (center), Kaitlyn Rines (forward), Abby Bragg (guard), Danielle Patrie (forward). Buckfield Boys’ Basketball Coach: Chris Reed (first year) Last year’s record: 8-12, lost in Western Class D quarterfinals Returning players: Seniors — Scott Pierce (6-2 forward); Juniors — Robert Rowe (6-0 forward), Micah Madore (5-6 guard), Mitchell Smith (5-5 guard). Key losses: Trevor Averill, Cody Barker, Alan Hedrick, Chase Barnes, Austin Dooley. Promising newcomers: Seniors — Tyler Goyette (6-0 guard), Jeffrey Pepin (6-1 forward); Juniors — Keenan Stockdale (6-1 Promising newcomers: Freshmen — Alyssa Therriault (5-5 guard), Brianna Damon (5-6 forward), Ashley Campbell (5-6 guard). Outllook: The Bucks will rely on a young team looking to make progress. The club graduated four veterans. That means the returning players step into larger roles and will be key in helping the Bucks improve. Coach’s comment: “After graduating four senior Dakota Warren starters, we will have a rebuilding year, but we have some young talent mixed in with the returnees that will make for a positive year. We hope to make it back to the tournament again this year.” — Coach Annette Caldwell Elizabeth Strout Mishell Mazon Scott Pierce Tyler Goyette guard/forward), Jonah Williams (6-1 guard/forward); Sophomore — Jared Eastman (5-9 guard). Outlook: Although there will be an all-new starting five, first-year coach Reed is optimistic. Buckfield lacks size but should compensate with athleticism. Pierce, Rowe and Madore saw minutes in the 2011-12 playoffs. Reed expects that his team’s conditioning and unselfishness will pay off as the season progresses. Coach’s comment: “In my mind it is a reasonable goal to return to Augusta and win a game. This team will be in shape and has the tools.” — Coach Chris Reed Jeffrey Pepin Buckfield Cheering Information not available at press time. “They keep my money safe until my Mom says I can spend it” Alisha Bowden Jennifer Hammond Kady Taylor Kylie Rowe Michelle Boutin Jagger Bullen Farmington Why W it h I BANK FRANK Why would anyone bank anywhere else? www.FranklineBranch.com Farmington Skowhegan Jay Rumford Mexico Rangeley Wilton 24 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Hebron Academy Hebron Boys’ Basketball Coach: Bill Flynn (sixth year) Last year's record: 14-12 overall, MAISAD champions, lost in Class C New England championship Returning players: Seniors — Shaquille Cezont-Holmes, Elijah Moreshead, Jiawei Lu, Ray Rawls; Junior — Brett Harkins. Key losses: Xavier Bernard, Dennis Ross, Mario Onoh, Royce Finley, Evan Kidd. Hebron Girls’ Hockey Coach: Katie Coyne (fifth year) Last year’s record: 6-14-1 Returning players: Seniors — Katie Couture, Taylor Teixeira, Abby Kinens, Emily Wyman, Haley Grimmer; Juniors — Taylor Fowler, Ashley Conrad, Rachel Jurek. Key losses: Mariah Mosher, Jenna Bosse, Chelsea Boucher, Sara Grover, Ally Strachan. Ashley Conrad Katie Couture Promising newcomers: Ia n King, Jeff Turcotte, Obie Christmas, Chad Manchulenko, John Patch Outlook: Hebron looks to build on the late season success of last year and return to the New England Tournament. Despite the loss of five players from a team that made a terrific tournament run, Flynn expects the Lumberjacks to be deeper. Coach’s comment: “The team has strong leadership and is determined to return to the New England tournament.” — Coach Bill Flynn Coach: James LeBlanc (Fifth year) Last year’s record: 10-16-2 Returning players: Seniors — Mike Kelly, Kale Johnstone, Matt Bouchard, Alex Bitsakis, Raphael Blouin. Juniors — Olivier Frenette, DJ Steed, Austin Goldstein. Key losses: Shane Hearn, Nick Owen. Promising newcomers: Postgraduate — Billy Savino; Juniors — Austin Wildes, Jackson Parker. Rachel Jurek Ian King Jeff Turcotte Hebron Girls’ Basketball Promising newcomers: Senior — Michaela Clark. Junior — Elysabeth Jeffries. Sophomore — Kiana Melvin. Outlook: The Lumberjacks will look to build from last season. They will need to rely on the upperclassmen if they want to be in contention for a playoff spot. Coach’s comment: “The Hebron Academy girls’ team is young and promising, with some key returning players to provide maturity and experience. There are many new faces added to the roster this season and we are excited to welcome these new Lumberjacks and are excited about their potential.” — Coach Katie Coyne Taylor Fowler Hebron Boys’ Hockey Shaquille Cezont-Holmes Coach: Heather Ferrenbach (13th year) Last year’s record: 1-15 Returning players: Senior — Leigh Fishman; Juniors — Olivia Brown, Donita Sharkey, Atupele Machika Key losses: Jenna Cote Promising newcomers: Senior — A’Nyce Munroe; Junior — Yang Li; Freshman — Morgan Lurz. Outlook: Hebron has a young and inexperienced club looking to build and improve as the season progresses. Coach’s comment: “This team is still relatively inexperienced. We will work hard to improve on last year’s results. The key to our improvement will be patience and ball movement.” — Coach Heather Ferrenbach Taylor Teixeira Outlook: Hebron will have to replace the production of Shane Hearn as the Auburn native is playing at Army this season. With a solid veteran core, the Lumberjacks are poised to improve from last year’s record and battle to get into the playoffs. Coach’s comment: “A commitment to defensive play and taking advantage of scoring opportunities will be key for the Lumberjacks this year. With a young (defensive) core, experience and depth up front and solid goaltending, Hebron is looking to build off a strong end to the 2011-2012 season right from the get go.” — Coach James LeBlanc Olivia Brown Hebron page 26 ‰ Atupele Machika Good Luck to All Area Athletes!!! For all the latest news and conversation from Western and Central Maine... “Like” us on facebook.com/SunJournal and Stop by one of these local Burger Kings after the game! Follow us on Alex Bitsakis Austin Goldstein Michael Kelly Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 William Savino twitter.com/SunJournal 827 Lisbon St & 708 Main St • Lewiston 333 Center St • Auburn ~ 165 Main St • S. Paris 174 Bath Rd • Brunswick ~ 75 Leeman Bath WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 25 Telstar Regional High School Telstar Skiing: Alpine Coach: Sarah Southam (first year) Last year’s record: Boys: 3rd at Class C states; Girls: N/A. Returning skiers: Boys: Sophomore — Liam Gallagher. Key losses: Adam Mahar, Ben Lewis, Matthew Keane, James Piccirillo, Casey Kiellner. Promising newcomers: Boys: Sophomores — Nick Johnson, Aaron Speakman, Gregory Wheeler. Girls: Seniors — Tabitha Corriveau, Jiranan Jintasataporn, Rachel Wheeler; Sophomores — Aislinn Forbes, Anna Hawthorne, Gabriella Stone; Freshmen — Carla Boyle-Wight, Kaitlyn Brow n. Outlook: The Rebels lost their top talent but gained in overall numbers on the girls’ side to take a step towards reviving the program. Half of the dozen racers are skimeisters. It will be a rebuilding year but there is plenty of optimism. Coach’s comment: “There is a lot of potential with this group. They are in good shape and ready to learn how to be better skiers.” — Coach Sarah Southam Nordic Coach: John Eliot (second year) Last year’s record: Boys: 5th at Class C states; Girls: N/A. Returning skiers: Boys: Sophomores — Nick Johnson, Greg Wheeler, Liam Gallager, Aaron Speakman. Girls: Sophomores — Gabrielle Stone, Aislynn Forbes, Anna Tyrina. Telstar Girls’ Basketball Coach: Brian Mills (first year) Last year's record: Was JV program last winter Returning players: Senior— Haley Casico (guard); Juniors— Casey Blaszczak (forward/guard), Maisey Griffin (forward), Alyssa Brands (forward), Jennie Wakefield (guard). Promising newcomers: Sophomores — Savanna Pelletier, Good Luck! Stop by one of these locations after the game! 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Add in graduation losses and that means the Rebels will be rebuilding but have reason for optimism if the returning racers continue to improve. Coach’s comment: “My sophomores will have to hold the team together. They are a great group of skiers who enjoy the sport. I will expect to see them all work hard and be competitive at every meet.” — Coach John Eliot Liam Gallagher Greg Wheeler Maisey Griffin Alyssa Brands Annie Cushman, Katie Merrill, Jessie Kelly, Dora Pilgram; Freshmen — Becca Howard, Victoria Ryerson, Hayley Peterson, Blair Stevens, Olivia York. Outlook: Telstar returns to the varsity level after a year off. The numbers are up for the program with 23 players and just one senior. Coach’s comment: “These girls will work hard as the MVC is a very tough conference, but we expect to compete night in and night out.” — Coach Brian Mills Hebron Alpine Skiing Elizabeth Everett, Kali Flaherty. Outlook: The Lumberjacks return a strong core of skiers, including four girls and two boys ranked in the top 10 in Maine prep competition last year. With the addition of several promising newcomers, the skiers hope to challenge Kents Hill and Gould Academy for the top spot in the Maine Prep Series and to compete successfully in the New England Class B championship, to be held this year on Hebron’s home hill at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton. Coach: David Stonebraker (37th year), Moose Curtis (38th year) Last year’s record: Boys: 2nd at Maine Prep Championships; 6th New England Class B Championships; Girls: 2nd at Maine Prep Championships; 8th New England Class B Championship. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Bradley Geismar; Junior — Makato Watanabe; Sophomore — Jack Bayley. Girls: Juniors — Des Horowitz, Janelle Tardiff, Brittany Myrick, Liberty McKnight; Sophomore — Olivia Grimmer. Key losses: Tom Clark, Julia Schneider. Promising newcomers: Boys: Manuel Crespo, Mathieu Bradley Geismar Olivia Grimmer Rioux-Paquette. Girls: Brittany Myrick Janelle Tardiff Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 Telstar Boys’ Basketball Coach: Mark Thurlow (13th year) Last year's record: 7-12, lost in Western Class C preliminary Returning players: Seniors — Rick James (6-1 senior), Nick Mills (6-1 senior), Mike DelDuca (6-1 senior). Key losses: Danny Whitney (5-10 guard), Corey Howard (6-2 forward/center), Drew Wilson (6-1 forward), Devin Vail (5-10 guard), Dominic Haines (6-2 forward, transfer to Mountain Valley). Promising newcomers: Juniors — Nick Conrad, Tyler Cherkis, Austin Ryerson; Sophomore — Maverick Grififn; Freshman — Cam Pike. Outlook: Telstar sputtered into the 2011-12 playoffs and took it on the chin in a preliminary loss at Sacopee Valley. Only three players return with significant experience, so the Rebels may take a while to find the range. Because size is at a premium, Thurlow would like to see his team prosper with the running game and score bundles of its points in transition. Coach’s comment: “I want to see these kids be competitive. They’re working hard and trying to improve.” — Coach Mark Thurlow Rick James Michael DelDuca Nick Mills Rangeley Lakes Regional High School Rangeley Boys’ Basketball Coach: Matt Clark (fourth year) Last year’s record: 7-10 Returning players: Senior — A. J. Elmes (5-9 guard); Juniors — Mike Haley (6-1 forward), David Bachelder (6-1 forward). Key losses: Alex Morton (6-1 guard/forward), Kyle Haley (6-0 forward). Promising newcomers: Sophomore — Mason Cavalier (5-4 guard); Freshmen — Elijah Enman (5-4 guard), Wyatt Belladalle (6-1 forward), Orrin Mitchell (5-8 forward); Eighth graders — Cody Stewart (6-1 center), Carl Trafton (5-3 guard), Devon Clark (5-6 guard). Outlook: Meet what is probably the youngest varsity team in the state, with one senior and six of 10 players either in eighth or ninth grade. The roster is guard-heavy, as well. Rangeley hopes to contend with the smaller private schools on its schedule, spring some upsets on East-West Conference foes and gain experience and confidence for the future. Coach’s comment: “It’s definitely a work in progress. We’re just a couple years behind everybody else.” — Coach Matt Clark Good Luck! A. J. Elmes Rangeley Girls’ Basketball Coach: Heidi Deery (19th year) Last year’s record: 18-3, lost in Western D final Returning players: Seniors — Abby Abbott (5-9 guard), Jenney Abbott (5-10 center; Junior — Tori Letarte (5-8 guard); Sophomores — Valerie Roy-Lessard (5-8 forward), Seve Deraps (5-9 guard), Taylor Esty (6-1 forward); Freshmen — Shelby Elmes (5-6 guard), Blayke Morin (6-1 center), Maddison Egan (5-6 guard). Key losses: Emily Carrier (guard), Chantal Carrier (forward). Promising newcomers: Junior — Emina Gunic (6-2 forward); Freshman — Michaela Shorey (5-4 guard); Eighth grader — Celia Philbrick (5-7 guard). Outlook: Rangeley only graduated two players but the Carrier sisters were key players and leaders for the Lakers the past few years. The Lakers still have some experience and size. Abby Abbott missed much of last year due to an injury. Rangeley will need players to fill the void left by the Carriers, but the Lakers have some depth and talent to work with. Coachs comment: “We are looking to bring a lot of intensity to the game and set the tempo, controlling boards is a focus as well. We have been heavily effected by injuries in the last two years. So we are focused on doing what we can to stay healthy this year.” — Coach Heidi Deery Abby Abbott Jenney Abbott Rangeley Cheering Coach: Tracy Cavalier (seven years) Seniors: Ariel Clinch, Megan Crosson; Juniors: Tala Ferguson, Brianna Hall; Freshmen: Jordan Eckardt, Shannon Wahlstrom. Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 27 A look back at 2011-12 www.sunjournal.com Your source for sports news n su njou r 28 WINTER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS sjva r a l.com/ sit y Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, December 7, 2012